Benoy Jacob is an Assistant Professor and the Director for the School’s Center for Local Government Research and Training.
Benoy’s research specialization is local political economy. He focuses on three interrelated themes: land development, social institutions, and public finance. Benoy is currently working on a series of papers that explore: local fiscal stress, community well-being, and collaborative governance. His work has been featured in Urban Affairs Review, Public Organization Review, the Canadian Journal of Public Administration, and Public Administration Review. Prior to joining the School of Public Affairs, Benoy was an Assistant Professor of Politics and Policy at Claremont Graduate University’s School of Politics and Economics.
Benoy earned his PhD in Public Administration in 2008 from the University of Illinois – Chicago. While completing his PhD, Benoy worked as a Summer Associate at RAND and was also awarded a Lincoln Institute of Land Policy dissertation fellowship. Benoy has also worked as a land-use planner for Rockland County (New York), and as a development consultant for a small consulting firm in the New York Metropolitan Area.