• Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pittsburgh

Leigh Boske received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on national and international transportation policy issues, the role of transportation and logistics in international trade, and integrated transportation planning. His teaching included courses in transportation, finance and microeconomics. Boske served as associate dean for academics and research at the LBJ School (1996-2006) and interim director of the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources (1994-1996). He took a leave of absence from UT Austin in 1993-94 to serve as policy adviser to the Texas Transportation Commission. He has been a member of advisory panels and professional associations including the executive committee of the Transatlantic Policy Consortium, the U.S. comptroller general’s Educators’ Advisory Panel, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the coordinating committee of the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Research and Training Program, and the advisory group of the Public Service Careers Initiative for the National Association of Schools of Public Service and Administration. Before joining the LBJ School, he was senior staff economist at the National Transportation Policy Study Commission of the U.S. Congress. He also served as chief of economic and environmental analysis at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

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  • Trade
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Transportation