particularly interested in problems associated with financing the construction and
maintenance of public infrastructure in these environments as well as the
broader issues of decentralization, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and
the effects of institutional arrangements on the provision of public
services. He is the co-author of several books and has written a large
number of articles addressing these subjects.
Professor Schroeder has consulted with and led policy
research projects sponsored by the United States Agency for International
Development, the World Bank, and the United Nations Capital Development Fund
in numerous countries, especially in South and Southeast Asia, but also in
Africa and Eastern Europe. In 1998-99 he was a Visiting
Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang Malaysia and was a Visiting
Research Fellow at the National College of Public Administration and
Governance at the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus) in Quezon
City, Philippines in 2005-06.
Professor Schroeder earned his Ph.D. in Economics from
the University of Wisconsin in 1971. During the early 1970s he was on the
economics faculty at Georgia State University. In 1977 he joined the
Departments of Public Administration and Economics at the Maxwell School,
Syracuse University and served here until 1994 when he was a Professor of
Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. He rejoined The
Maxwell School faculty in 1998.