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Larry D. Schroeder

M.A. in Economics, 1967

Larry D. Schroeder Dr. Larry Schroeder received his M.A. in Economics from Northern Illinois University in 1967, and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971. Over the last four decades, Dr. Schroeder has established himself as an influential scholar in the field of public finance and in the economics of developing and transitioning countries. To that end, Dr. Schroeder has written four books; 82 articles, book chapters, and monographs; and 53 technical reports. He has also received numerous research and technical assistance training grants from prominent organizations including the National Science Foundation, The U.S. Department of Labor, and the Indian government.

Of particular note is his collaboration with Susan Wynne and Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom. Working together, the trio co-authored Institutional Incentives and Sustainable Development: Infrastructure Policies in Perspective. This book was important as an application of “the new institutionalism” to problems in sustainable economic growth within developing companies. Dr. Ostrom wrote that Dr. Schroeder’s “writings related to public finance are among the very top in the country.”

As an expert in his field, Dr. Schroeder has appeared before the Subcommittee on Public Assistance (a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Finance), and has been an international guest lecturer in countries such as the Philippines, India, and Indonesia. His work and students have gone on to have a major impact on policy-making in developing countries and international organizations, including the World Bank, and he is a highly sought after consultant to U.S. national, state, and local governments; international development support agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Schroeder has been a faculty member at several universities, including Georgia State University, and Indiana University. Presently, Dr. Schroeder is a Professor of Public Administration and Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in New York, a school that has been consistently ranked by publications such as U.S. News as one of the top public affairs schools in the United States as well as the top-ranked school in public finance and budgeting.