Hongtao Yi is assistant professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. He earned his doctorate in Public Administration and Policy from Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University in August, 2012. His research interests focus on policy process (policy tools/policy networks/policy diffusion/policy conflicts), energy policy and environmental policy.
Professor Yi is known as a methodologist in advancing the studies of policy process, especially in the area of policy networks. He won the Theodore J Lowi Best Article Award from the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association for his contribution to the methodological advancement in policy network studies. Professor Yi is also recognized as a leading scholar in the study of green economy and green jobs, as he conducted several pioneer studies into quantitative assessment of green economy in the United States and China.
In the past four years, he published 20 peer-reviewed articles and 2 book chapters in top outlets in the field of public affairs and environmental policy, including thePublic Administration Review, Policy Studies Journal, Review of Policy Research, Global Environmental Change and Energy Policy . He has served as manuscript reviewers for 39 peer reviewed journals and book prospectus reviewers for Oxford University Press, Palgrave MacMillan and Elsevier Press.
He currently serves as an international editor for Fudan Public Administration Review, and an editorial board member for Smart Cities. He also served in the program committee for Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), Chair of the Membership Committee of Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management at ASPA, committee member of the Louis Brownlow Award Committee (ASPA), committee member of the Public Policy Poster Award Committee (APSA), and committee member of the Radin Award Committee for PMRA.
With his collaborators (Ramiro Berardo (OSU), Tanya Heikkila (CU Denver) and Chris Weible (CU Denver)), he was awarded a three-year NSF grant to study the policy conflicts embedded in the shale gas development across U.S. states.