Jamie Boex is a Senior Fellow at DCID and an economist with extensive experience in public sector finance, fiscal decentralization, intergovernmental (fiscal) relations and local governance reforms in developing and transition countries around the world. Working with organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, and numerous bilateral development agencies and research organizations, Boex has contributed to policy reforms in over twenty countries around the world, including Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Republic of Georgia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste and Uganda.
Boex has authored and contributed to numerous books, book chapters, articles, and reports on intergovernmental finance, public expenditure management, and poverty reduction. In addition to his academic research and expertise in the management and provision of technical assistance, Boex has considerable experience in the development and delivery of academic courses and professional training programs in the areas of public sector finance, (fiscal) decentralization and local governance. For instance, Boex frequently contributes to the Duke Summer Executive Training Program on Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Finance.
As the head of the Local Public Sector Initiative, Boex studies how the localization of public services and the decentralization of the public sector can help achieve global development outcomes. As a scholar-practitioner, he frequently engages in comparative and quantitative public sector analyses in order to provide evidence-based policy recommendations.
Boex holds a PhD in economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) at Georgia State University (1999). He is a member of the American Economic Association (AEA), the National Tax Association (NTA), the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM).