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Research Fellow

Simon Hakim
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Simon Hakim is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Competitive Government at Temple University, He received his Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and he has taught at the Israel Institute of Technology and Haverford College.

Professor Hakim’s many books include Securing Home and Business: A Guide to the Electronic Security Industry (with E. Blackstone), Crime Spillover (with G. Rengert), Metropolitan Crime Patterns (with R. Figlio and G. Rengert), Privatizing Correctional Institutions (with G. Bowman and P. Seidenstat), Privatizing Education and Educational Choice (with G. Bowman and P. Seidenstat), Making Government Work: Lessons from America’s Governors and Mayors (with P. Andrisani and E. Leeds), Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems: Global Lessons for Improving Water Management (with P. Seidenstat and D. Haarmeyer), The New Public Management: Lessons from Innovating Governors and Mayors (with P. Andrisani and E. Savas), Innovations in Electronic Government: The Thoughts of Governors and Mayors (with E. Blackstone and M. Bognanno), and Management Innovation in U.S. Public Water and Wastewater Systems (with D. Kaplan, M. Nadol and P. Seidenstat).

His scholarly articles have appeared in such journals as Regional Science Review, International Regional Science Review, Land Economics, Urban Studies, Geographic Analysis, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Southern Economic Journal, Water Resources Bulletin, Statistica, Journal of Environmental Systems, Environments, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Social Science Quarterly, Review of Social Economy, Journal of Urban Economics, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, Policy Sciences, Justice Quarterly, and Security Journal.

In addition, he has been a columnist for SDM Magazine, Security Dealer, and Locksmith Ledger International, and his popular articles have appeared in American City & County, Moneysworth, Privatization Watch, and Security Technology and Design.

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