Brian Y. An

Assistant Professor of Public Finance and Policy

Ph. D in Public Policy and Management
USC Price School of Public Policy

Georgia Tech
School of Public Policy
D.M. Smith Building
685 Cherry Street
Atlanta, GA 30332 – 0345

Brian Y. An is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Finance in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GeorgiaTech). Before joining GeorgiaTech, An was Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California in 2019. An also holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from Yonsei University in South Korea.

His research examines urban policy, public finance, governance reform, and social equity issues in local public service, focusing on the role of institutions in shaping policy and planning effectiveness. An has been published in leading journals, such as Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, American Politics Research, and Urban Affairs Review. With various methods and analytic lens, An’s research programs are interdisciplinary, spanning the boundaries of public policy, management, urban planning, political science, and economics. An received Henry Reining Best Dissertation Award in Public Policy and Management from the USC Price School of Public Policy, the Best Paper Award in Urban and Local Politics from the American Political Science Association, and the Donald C. Stone Best Paper Award on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations from the American Society for Public Administration.

Expertise

Big Data And Public Policy, Governance And Collaborative Management, Public Finance And Regional Development, Social Equity And Race, Urban Policy, Housing, Community Development

Publications

An, B. Y., & Tang, S. Y. 2020. “Lessons from COVID-19 Responses in East Asia: Institutional
Infrastructure and Enduring Policy Instruments.” American Review of Public Administration, 50(6-7):
790-800. https://doi.org/10.1177/0275074020943707

Tang, S.Y., and An, B. July 7, 2020. “Responses to COVID-19 in China and the United States: How
Governance Matters.” The National Interest. http://ow.ly/xKCm50AsaPn

An, B., and Bostic, R.W. 2021. “What Determines Where Public Investment Goes?
Regional Governance and the Role of Institutional Rules and Power.” Public Administration Review 81(1): 64-80. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13220

An, B. 2021. “Bottom-up or Top-down Local Service Delivery? Assessing the Impacts of Special
Districts as Community Governance Model.” American Review of Public Administration 51(1): 40-56.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0275074020933968

An, B., Bostic, R.W., Jakabovics, A., Orlando, A.W., and Rodnyansky, S. 2021. “Why
Are Small and Medium Multifamily Properties So Inexpensive?” Journal of Real Estate Finance and
Economics 62: 402–422. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11146-019-09729-5

An, B., Bostic, R.W., Jakabovics, A., Orlando, A.W., and Rodnyansky, S. 2020 (forthcoming). “Small
and Medium Multifamily Housing: Affordability and Availability.” Housing Studies.
https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2020.1842339

An, B., Levy, E. M. and Hero, E. R. 2018. “It’s Not Just Welfare: Racial Inequality and the Local
Provision of Public Goods in the United States.” Urban Affairs Review 54(5): 833-865.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1078087417752476 (Urban Affairs Review Best Paper: Winner of the 2018 Best
Paper Award in Urban and Local Politics, American Political Science Association)

Thom, M., and An, B. 2017. “Fade to Black? Exploring Policy Termination through the Rise and Fall
of State Tax Incentives for the Motion Picture Industry.” American Politics Research (45)1: 85-108.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1532673X16661819