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Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Emeritus

José A. Gómez-Ibáñez is the Derek C. Bok Research 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 has taught courses in economics, infrastructure and transportation policy in both schools.

Professor Gómez-Ibáñez research interests are in transportation, infrastructure, and economic development, and he has authored or edited a half dozen books including:

At the Kennedy School, Gómez-Ibáñez has served as the faculty chair of the Masters in Public Policy Program (1996-1998), co-chair of the Infrastructure in a Market Economy executive program (1998-2013) and chair of the Social and Urban Policy Area (2007-2012). At the Graduate School of Design he has served as chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design (1984-1988), program director of doctoral programs (1992-1995), and program director of the Masters in Urban Planning Program  (2001-2004).

In addition to teaching, research and university administration, Gómez-Ibáñez has served pro bono on a number of government advisory commissions and been a consultant to international agencies, national and state governments and private businesses on infrastructure policy issues.

Professor Gomez-Ibanez 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.

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Harvard Kennedy School
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Cambridge, MA 02138