Jamie Boex 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. As the head of the Local Public Sector Initiative, Boex seeks to place public finance and intergovernmental fiscal relations within the context of each country's institutional (administrative) and political (governance) traditions. 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 has written and contributed to numerous books, articles, and reports on intergovernmental finance (fiscal decentralization), public expenditure management, and poverty reduction. In addition to his academic research and expertise in the management and provision of technical assistance, he has considerable experience in developing and delivering academic courses and professional training programs in fiscal decentralization, public-sector finance, and governance.
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.