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Barry M. Rubin

Professor and Policy Analysis and Public Finance Faculty Chair

rubin@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA Room 329


Education
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977
M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1975
B.S., (Magna Cum Laude), Florida State University, 1973

Professional Experience

  • Director of Instructional and Information Technology, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1993 — 1995 and 2001 — 2005
  • Associate Dean for Bloomington Programs, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1996— 1999
  • Director of Professional Graduate Programs, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1994 — 1996
  • Associate Dean and Associate Executive Director, University Computing Services, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1989 — 1991
  • Associate Professor (part-time), Computer Science Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1987 — 1993
  • Supervisor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs Computer Laboratories, 1982 — 1986
  • Economic Development Consultant, Economic Analysis Unit, Indiana Department of Commerce, Indianapolis, IN, 1982 — 1983
  • Economic Planning Consultant, EDI/Cape Hopkins Clements, Dallas, TX, 1978 — 1980
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, 1977 — 1979
  • Planning Consultant, Urban Research Associates, Madison, WI, 1975 — 1977

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2001, 2008, 2011, 2013
  • SPEA Teaching Award, Graduate Instruction, 1997, 2007
  • Lilly Foundation/Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Teaching Fellow, 2006
  • Carnegie Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2003
  • Lilly Freshman Learning Project Fellow, 2001
  • Elected to the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching (FACET), 1999
  • CIC Leadership Fellow, 1996 — 1997
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs Teaching Excellence Award, 1983, 1993
  • Best Article of the Year Award, Journal of the American Planning Association, 1990
  • Urban Affairs Association "Best Paper of the Conference Award," 1988
  • Ameritech Research Fellow, 1987 — 1989
  • Indiana University Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, 1984 — 1985
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award, American Planning Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Florida State University, Magna Cum Laude Graduate, with Senior Honors and Lower Division Honors

Professional Interests
Urban and regional economic development and impact analysis, state-level energy policy analysis and modeling, state-level impacts of global climate change, quantitative analysis of local government management and labor relations issues, statistics and quantitative methods, econometric modeling, and strategic planning and management.

Current Projects

  • Faculty Chair, Policy Analysis and Public Finance Faculty, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University.
  • Modeling of energy policy alternatives and their impacts for the State of Indiana.
  • The importance and function of social capital in local economic development.
  • Teaching data analysis and modeling in an online format.
Recent Presentations
  • “State-level Integrated Assessment of Energy Policy,” with Zach Wendling, et. al., presented at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. Association of Energy Economists, Washington, DC, October 2011.
  • “State-level Integrated Assessment: Energy Prices and Economic Responses,” with Zach Wendling, et. al., presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, DC, November 2011.

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Barry Rubin, Zachary Wendling, David Warren, Sanya Carley and Kenneth Richards, "Evaluating the Impacts of State Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management Policies," Working Paper, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, November 2012.
  • Trent Engbers, Barry Rubin, and Craig Aubuchon, "Re-examining the Economic Impact of Social Capital," Working Paper, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, November 2012.
  • “Graduate Student Employees and Their Propensity to Unionize: Part II, The Illinois Experience,” (with R. Rubin), Journal of Collective Negotiations, Vol 31, No. 3, Spring 2008, pp. 241-249.
  • “Graduate Student Employees and Their Propensity to Unionize: Evidence from Indiana University and the University of Illinois,” with Richard Rubin, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Summer 2007
  • “Graduate Student Employees and Their Propensity to Unionize: A Heuristic Approach,” (with R. Rubin et al.), Journal of Collective Negotiations, Vol. 31, No. 2, Winter 2007, pp. 173–182
  • “Service Contracting and Labor-Management Partnerships: Transforming the Public Sector,” (with R. Rubin), Public Administration Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 2, Summer 2007, pp. 192–217
  • “Labor-Management Relations: Conditions for Collaboration,” (with R. Rubin), Public Personnel Management, Vol. 35, No. 4, Winter 2006, pp. 283–298
  • “Statistics and Liberal Education,” final report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, June, 2004.
  • “Decoding Applied Data in Professional Schools,” (with Shanker Krishnan), New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Vol. 98, Summer 2004, pp. 67–73
  • “Municipal Service Delivery, Collective Bargaining, and Labor-Management Partnerships,” (with R. Rubin), Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, Vol. 32, No. 2, (June) 2003, pp. 91–112