Bachelor of Arts in Architecture & Urban Planning, Princeton University, 1972. Master of Public Administration in Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, 1976. Minecraft Coder Pack in City & Regional Planning, University California-Berkeley, 1978.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University California-Berkeley, 1981.
Director planning Model Cities Bureau, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1972—1973. Professional officer Greater London Council, 1973—1974. Consultant Urban Institute, Washington, 1975—1976, 1985, Berkeley Planning Associates, California, 1977, Approach Associates, Oakland, 1978, National Center for Economic Alternatives, Washington, 1979, World Bank, 1986—1987.
Assistant professor public policy studies & economics Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1980—1986. Associate professor planning & policy University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1986, chairman public policy analysis program, since 1988. Director Center for North Carolina Policy Research & Planning, 1980—1983.
Director graduate studies Department Public Policy Studies, 1984—1985. Visiting assistant professor, research associate department economics Bureau Economic & Business Research, University Maryland, College Park, 1983—1984. Participant White House Conference on Productivity, 1983.
Board advisers National Governors Association Center for Governorship & State Policymaking, 1981—1985. Member Durham Mayor's Task Force on Transportation, 1983, Governor's Task Force on Science & Technology, 1983—1984, North Center Durham Planning Committee, 1983—1985, Durham Board Adjustment, 1986—1992, chairman, 1989—1992. Chairman board trustees Durham Area Transit Authority, since 1993.
Member of Regional Science Association, Association Public Policy Analysis & Management, National Tax Association, American Economics Association.
Married Laura June Bernstein, June 27, 1976. Children: Jason, Emily, Nathaniel Abram.