USC Price School of Public Policy

Shui Yan Tang

Shui Yan Tang

Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 206
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

Phone: (213) 740-0379

Fax: (213) 740-0001

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Public Policy

Indiana University


Environmental policy, organizational commitment, institutional analysis, microcredit, common-pool resources

Biographical sketch

Shui Yan Tang’s research focuses on institutional analysis and design, common-pool resource governance, environmental politics and policy, collaborative governance, and governance reform. He is the author of Institutions and Collective Action: Self-Governance in Irrigation (ICS Press, 1992) and Ten Principles for a Rule-ordered Society: Enhancing China’s Governing Capacity (China Economic Publishing House, 2012). He has published in numerous journals, including Comparative Politics, Economic Development Quarterly, Environment and Planning A, Governance, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Land Economics, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Public Administration Review, The China Quarterly, and World Development. Professor Tang was associate editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

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