Jamie Boex is a senior research associate in the Center on International Development and Governance at the Urban Institute. He is a public finance expert with extensive experience in fiscal decentralization, subnational governance, and public sector finance reforms in developing and transition countries around the world. Boex has written and contributed to numerous books, articles, and reports on intergovernmental finance (fiscal decentralization), public expenditure management, urban and local governance, and poverty reduction. Working with organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, and numerous other bilateral development agencies, Boex has contributed to policy reforms in 20 developing and transition countries around the world: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Republic of Georgia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, and Uganda. Boex is a member of the American Economic Association, National Tax Association, American Society for Public Administration, and Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. He has a PhD in economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.