Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez

Derek Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Emeritus

José A. Gómez-Ibáñez is the Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy at Harvard University, where he holds a joint appointment at the Graduate School of Design and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He teaches courses in economics, infrastructure and transportation policy in both schools.

Professor Gómez-Ibáñez research interests are in transportation, infrastructure and urban economic development, and infrastructure privatization and regulation.

At Harvard, Professor Gómez-Ibáñez currently serves as chair of the Kennedy School Social Policy Area. He is faculty co-chair (with Professor Henry Lee) of the Infrastructure in a Market Economy executive program at the Kennedy School. In the past he has been the faculty chair of the Masters in Urban Planning Program at the Design School (2001-2004), of the Masters in Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School (1996-1998), of doctoral programs at the Design School (1992-1995), and of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Design School (1984-1988).

He is the author and editor of several books including:

Regulating Infrastructure: Monopoly, Contracts and Discretion (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003), author.

Going Private: The International Experience with Transport Privatization (Washington: The Brookings Institution, 1993), with John R. Meyer.

Regulation for Revenue: The Political Economy of Land Use Exactions (Washington: The Brookings Institution, 1993), with Alan A. Altshuler.

Competition in the Railway Industry: An International Comparative Analysis (Edward Elgar, 2006), edited with Gines de Rus; and

Essays in Transport Economics and Policy: A Handbook in Honor of John R. Meyer (Washington: The Brookings Institution, 1999), edited with William B. Tye and Clifford Winston.

Professor Gómez-Ibáñez received his A.B. in government from Harvard College in 1970 and his M.P.P. and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard in 1972 and 1975, respectively.