Dean, John Glenn School of Public Affairs and Professor of Public Affairs
- Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University, 1999
Robert Greenbaum (Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University, 1999) is Associate Dean for Curriculum in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and Professor of Public Affairs. His research broadly focuses on urban and regional economic development, economic resilience, and policy evaluation. He is intrigued by the question of why some regions, cities, and neighborhoods attract and retain residents, businesses, and jobs while others do not. His early work evaluated the adoption and effectiveness of spatially targeted economic development incentives. More recently, his research examines factors related to the ability of economies to withstand and bounce back from disruptions. He has explored the resilience of local economies to adverse events such as terrorism, crime, natural disasters, and recessions. He also studies the trade-offs business leaders face when contemplating resilience-enhancing investments. He interested in collaborating on projects that examine relationships among crime, policy, and the local economy, and he has previously examined outcomes such as changes in residential real estate markets, business location and investment decisions, and labor market outcomes.