Bachelor of Arts University Southern California, 1964. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Indiana University, 1966, 1968.
Assistant Professor Economics and Public Affairs, University Washington, 1968-1972. Association Professor Economics and Urban Studies, University Southern California, 1972-1975. Association Professor Urban Studies, University Maryland, 1976-1981.
Professor Economics and Public Administration, University Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, since 1981. Editorial Board, Urban Affairs.
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Work has focussed on the integration of microeconomic theory with classical political theory on constitutions and federalism for the analysis of outcomes to be predicted from alternative institutional arrangements. Theory development and application has emphasised the structure of governments in urban areas, law and property rights systems for coastal resource decision-making, and the operation of federal systems. Current work involves comparisons between the parliamentary-federal system in Canada and the congressionalfederal system in the United States.