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Robert P. Inman

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Richard King Mellon Professor of Finance

Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Professor of Real Estate

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    About

    Robert P. Inman is the Richard King Mellon Professor of Finance, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, and Professor of Real Estate at the Wharton School. His primary research interests include public finance, urban fiscal policy, and political economy. He is a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Visiting Senior Research Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He has advised the City of Philadelphia, the State of Pennsylvania, U.S. Treasury, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Republic of South Africa, National Bank of Sri Lanka, and others on matters of fiscal policy. 

    Selected Publications

    Carlino, Gerald and Robert P Inman. 2016. “Fiscal Stimulus in Economic Unions: What Role for States?” Tax Policy and the Economy 30(1).

    Inman, Robert P. and Daniel L. Rubinfeld. 2013. “Understanding the Democratic Transition in South Africa.” American Law and Economics Review 15(1): 1-38.

    Inman, Robert, ed. 2009. Making Cities Work: Prospects and Policies for Urban America. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

    Inman, Robert P. 2008. “Federalism’s Values and the Value of Federalism.” NBER Working Paper No. 13735.

    Craig, Steven, Andrew Haughwout, Robert P. Inman, and Thomas Luce. 2004. “Local Revenue Hills: Evidence from Four U.S. Cities.” The Review of Economics and Statistics 86(2): 570-585.  

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