Barry M. Rubin

Professor Emeritus

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Urban and Regional Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977
  • M.S., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1975
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Sociology, Florida State University, 1973


  • Seminar in Urban Economic Development
  • Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making
  • Data Analysis and Modeling
  • Capstone in Public and Environmental Affairs


Dr. Barry M. Rubin is an expert in urban and regional economic development and impact analysis, state-level energy policy analysis, and strategic planning and management. He has been with O'Neill since 1979 and teaches classes on statistics and quantitative methods, urban policy, and economic development.

Rubin's scholarly work spans more than 35 years with over 45 scholarly articles, book chapters, and research monographs, published in Public Administration Review, Journal of the American Planning Association, Public Productivity and Management Review, Journal of Regional Science, and Economic Development Quarterly, among many others. Rubin's current research focuses on modeling the economic impacts of alternative energy policies at the state and multi-county regional levels, the impacts of social capital on metropolitan economic development and job creation, and recidivism in youth shelters. He has served as Principle or Co-Principle Investigator on numerous research grants that have generated approximately $1,000,000 in funding.

Rubin received his B.S. from Florida State University and his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At IU, he has served as associate dean and associate executive director for University Computing Services, director of Graduate Programs and associate dean for Bloomington Programs at O'Neill. Rubin has won the Trustees Teaching Award four times at IU, O'Neill's Teaching Award four times, and was elected to the Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching (FACET). He was honored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching by being selected as an International Carnegie Scholar for 2003.



  • Inaugural Recipient of (2015) Leader for the Greater Good Award, O'Neill Student Choice Awards
  • Trustees Teaching Award (2013, 2011, 2008, 2001), Indiana University
  • Lilly Foundation/Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Teaching Fellow
  • Carnegie Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Best Article of the Year Award (1990), Journal of the American Planning Association
  • "Best Paper of the Conference Award" (1988), Urban Affairs Association

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