Weijie Wang

Assistant Professor
E329 Locust Street Bldg., 615 Locust Street

Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor at the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs. He earned PhD in Policy, Planning, and Development (public management track) from the University of Southern California in 2015. His research focuses on performance management and collaborative governance. His research on collaborative governance explores how to realize collaborative advantages. Recently, his focus has been on employing quasi-experimental methods to investigate how performance signals affect managerial strategies, citizens, and employees' attitudes and behaviors. 

Dr. Wang has published his research in leading public administration and policy journals, such as the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Public Administration Review, and Public Management Review. He received the 2014 Staats Emerging Scholar Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Selected Publications


Siciliano, M. D., Wang, W., Hu, Q., Medina, A., & Krackhardt, D. (2022). Networks in the Public Sector: A Multilevel Framework    and Systematic Review. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press

Journal Articles:

Wang, W & Kim, T.K. (2024). Do government performance signals affect citizen satisfaction? Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. https://doi.org/10.1002/pam.22597

Wang, W. (2023). How does performance management affect social equity? Evidence from New York City public schools. Public Administration Review. 83(5): 1136-1149. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13590

Han, X., & Wang, W. (2023). Does granting managerial autonomy in exchange for accountability mitigate gaming? Public Administration Review. 83(4):793-808.  https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13564

Wang, W., & Kim, T. K. (2023). Examining the effects of a performance management reform on employee attitudes and organizational climate. Public Management Review. 25(7): 1385-1407

Wang, W., & Yeung, R. (2019). Testing the effectiveness of “managing for results”: Evidence from an education policy innovation in New York City. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory29(1), 84-100.


Public Administration
Public and Non-Profit Management
Global Policy and Governance