Pat Wong

LBJ School faculty member Pat Wong

Associate Professor of Public Affairs; Associate Dean for Academics

Education:
Ph.D. in Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
M.A. in Social Work, Washington University, 1982
B.A. in Psychology, University of Rochester, 1978
Research Areas:
Welfare reform
Family and child welfare
Healthcare
Teaching Areas:
Research and Empirical Methods
Economics
Social Policy

Pat Wong holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary areas of interest are social policy, family and child welfare, poverty issues, housing and community development. His publications and government reports are in the areas of child support and welfare reform, Medicaid managed care and coordination of social services. He currently co-chairs a planning process dealing with homelessness at the city of Austin. He also serves as a board member on Texans Care for Children. Dr. Wong is the former assistant to the director for research and planning of Oi Kwan Social Service in Hong Kong, where he was in charge of evaluation, planning and staff development. Before that, he served as a social worker for Yang Memorial Social Service and as a resettlement counselor for the International Institute in St. Louis.

Courses Taught
Spring 2024 - 59735 - PA 393G - Microeconomics
Spring 2023 - 60104 - PA 383C - Policy Development
Spring 2023 - 60465 - PA 393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
Fall 2023 - 61113 - PA 388K - POLITICS AND POLICY IN THE AMERICAN WELFARE STATE
Fall 2023 - 61330 - PA 397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods (Calculus-Based Section)
Spring 2022 - 59107 - PA 383C - Policy Development
Spring 2022 - 59465 - PA 393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
Fall 2022 - 60718 - PA 383C - Policy Development
Fall 2022 - 61025 - PA 393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
Fall 2022 - 61050 - PA 397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2021 - 60540 - PA 383C - Policy Development
Spring 2021 - 60850 - PA 393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Fall 2021 - 60945 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2021 - 61174 - PA 393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Fall 2021 - 61185 - PA 397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis - FALL SEMESTER ONLY
Spring 2020 - 58235 - PA 383C - Policy Development
Spring 2020 - 58640 - PA 393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Fall 2020 - 58969 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy - Section 2
Fall 2020 - 58975 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2019 - 59940 - PA 383C - Policy Development
Spring 2019 - 60339 - PA 393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
Fall 2019 - 59285 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2019 - 59465 - PA 393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
Spring 2018 - 60640 - PA 383C - Policy Development
Spring 2018 - 60965 - PA 393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Fall 2018 - 61000 - PA 393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Fall 2018 - 61050 - PA 397 – Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2017 - 61220 - PA383C - Policy Development
Fall 2017 - 61030 - PA 393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
Fall 2017 - 61090 - PA 397 – Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2016 - 60155 - PA383C - Policy Development
Spring 2016 - 60500 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Fall 2016 - 60875 - PA393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
Fall 2016 - 60900 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Spring 2015 - 61005 - PA383C - Policy Development
Spring 2015 - 61375 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Fall 2015 - 60095 - PA393K - Applied Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
Fall 2015 - 60175 - PA397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2014 - 63360 - PA383C - Policy Development
Spring 2014 - 63795 - PA397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Fall 2014 - 62456 - PA383C - Policy Development
Fall 2014 - 62805 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Fall 2014 - 62840 - PA397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2013 - 62690 - PA383C - Policy Development
Spring 2013 - 63096 - PA397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Fall 2013 - 63825 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics
Fall 2013 - 63860 - PA397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
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