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David Weimer

MEMBER SINCE: 2008

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David Weimer is the Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy. His research focuses broadly on policy craft and institutional design. Although most of his recent research has addressed issues in health policy, he has done policy-relevant research in the areas of energy security, natural resource policy, education, criminal justice, and research methods. Professor Weimer is the author of Medical Governance: Values, Expertise, and Interests in Organ Transplantation and Behavioral Economics for Cost-Benefit Analysis. He is co-author of Organizational Report Cards, Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice (sixth edition), and Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice (fourth edition). His edited volumes include Institutional Design, The Political Economy of Property Rights, and Investing in the Disadvantaged: Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Social Policies. His recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Health Economics, the Journal of Health, Politics, Policy and Law, Health Services Research, Medical Care, and the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. In 2006, Weimer served as president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Research Fellow
Rochester Center for Economic Research
University of Rochester
1989
Present
Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy
Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin- Madison
2000
Present
Field Chair
Political Methodology
University of Wisconsin- Madison
2003
2015
Glenn B. and Cleone Orr Hawkins Professorship
University of Wisconsin- Madison
2000
2005
Field Chair
American Politics
University of Wisconsin- Madison
2000
2002
Acting Director
Public Policy Analysis Program
University of Rochester
1996
2000
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
University of Rochester
1986
2000
Director
Center for Public Policy Studies
Lingnan College, Hong Kong
1994
1995
Visiting Professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
Lingnan College, Hong Kong
1994
1995
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Political Science
University of Rochester
1991
1993
Distinguished Visiting Professor
University of Wisconsin- Madison
1989
1990
Deputy Director
Public Policy Analysis Program
University of Rochester
1982
1989
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Rochester
1982
1986
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Rochester
1978
1982
Economist
Office of Policy, Planning and Analysis
U.S. Department of Energy
1980
1981
Instructor in Political Science
University of Rochester
1977
1978
Teaching Fellow and Teaching Assistant
Graduate School of Public Policy
University of California-Berkeley
1975
1977
Primary Policy Areas

Criminal Justice/Justice, Education, Health Care

Primary Sector of Expertise

Academic

Primary Functions