Associate Professor, Policy Analysis and Management (PAM), College of Human Ecology (CHE)
Rick Geddes is Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, and Founding Director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy. He is a core faculty member of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA). His research fields include private infrastructure investment through public-private partnerships, postal service policy, corporate governance, women’s property rights, and antitrust policy. He is also a Research Associate with the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Geddes served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Australian National University in Canberra in the fall of 2009, and a Visiting Researcher at the Australian Government's Productivity Commission in the spring of 2010. His research focused on Australian public-private partnerships in both positions. He teaches courses at Cornell on private infrastructure investment, corporate governance and the regulation of industry. In addition to his teaching and research at Cornell, Geddes served as a commissioner on the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, which submitted its report to Congress in January 2008. He has held positions as a senior staff economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Visiting Faculty Fellow at Yale Law School, and National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1991, and his bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Towson State University in 1984. In 2008, Geddes received the Kappa Omicron Nu/Human Ecology Alumni Association Student Advising Award. His published work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy, and Managerial and Decision Economics, among others.