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Yonghong Wu

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (MPA/MPP), Public Administration

Department of Public Administration


Building & Room:

2112 AEH, MC 278


400 S. Peoria St., Suite 2100

Office Phone:

(312) 996-5073


Dr. Yonghong Wu is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies (MPA) in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received Ph.D. degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. His fields of specialization include state and local public finance, and science and technology policy. Dr. Wu’s recent research has focused on state and local fiscal policy-making and government funding of research and development.

Selected Publications

Wu, Yonghong and Yu Shi. (Forthcoming). “How Does Institutional Environment Affect General Fund Balances of Major American Cities?” Local Government Studies

Wang, Wen and Yonghong Wu. (Forthcoming). “Why Are We Lagging Behind? An Empirical Analysis of Municipal Capital Spending in the United States,” Public Budgeting & Finance

Wu, Yonghong and Dan Williams. (2017). “The Determinants of Success in Local Earmarking: The Case of New York City Council Discretionary Expense Grants,” Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management 29(3): 319-345.