• 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, integrated transportation planning and cost efficiency in the airline, maritime and rail industries. His teaching included courses in transportation, finance and microeconomics. He is a former recipient of The University of Texas Excellence in Teaching Award. 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 has been a consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives, Texas Department of Transportation, Office of the Governor of Texas, the former Interstate Commerce Commission, Association of of American Railroads and other organizations. He took a leave of absence from UT Austin in 1993-94 to serve as policy adviser to the Texas Transportation Commission. He also 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 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 and served as chief of economic and environmental analysis at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

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  • Trade
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Transportation