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Yonghong Wu

Professor and Director of International Programs

Public Policy, Management, and Analytics


Building & Room:

2120 AEH, MC 278


400 S. Peoria St., Suite 2100

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(312) 996-5073

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Yonghong Wu


Dr. Yonghong Wu is the Director of International Programs and a Professor in the Department of Public Policy, Management, and Analytics at the University of Illinois Chicago. He received Ph.D. degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. His fields of specialization include state and local public finance, and science and technology policy. Dr. Wu’s research has focused on state and local fiscal policy-making and public finance issues in science and technology policy arena.

Selected Publications

Wu, Yonghong. (2020). America’s Leaning Ivory Tower: The Measurement of and Response to Concentration of Federal Funding for Academic Research. Springer.

Wu, Yonghong. (2023). “Tax Exporting through Federal Deductibility of State and Local Taxes: A Cross-state Analysis,” Public Finance and Management 22(2), 146-162.

Wu, Yonghong. (2022). “Indirect Federal Subsidy and Tax Exportation through State and Local Tax Deduction: Understanding the Impact of the 2017 Tax Reform on State and Local Governments,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 52(1), 154-172.

Wu, Yonghong and Yu Shi. (2021). “Does General Fund Balance Stabilize Municipal Expenditure? Evidence from Large American Cities,” International Journal of Public Administration 44(5), 420–429.

Wu, Yonghong and Yu Shi. 2018. “How Does Intergovernmental Fiscal Environment Affect General Fund Balances of Major American Cities?” Local Government Studies 44(6), 745–765.

Wang, Wen and Yonghong Wu. 2018. “Why Are We Lagging Behind? An Empirical Analysis of Municipal Capital Spending in the United States,” Public Budgeting & Finance 38(3), 76–91.


Ph.D. Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University (New York, U.S.), 2004
M.L. Tsinghua University (Beijing, P.R. China), 1993
B.S. Tsinghua University (Beijing, P.R. China), 1990

Professional Memberships

Member of the American Society for Public Administration
Member of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management
Member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management