Autonomous Systems and Public Planning - J.R. DeShazo, Ph.D.

Room 6325
3250 Public Affairs Bldg
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656

Email: deshazo@ucla.edu

Website: http://luskin.ucla.edu/person/j-r-deshazo/


J.R. DeShazo is the Director of the Luskin Center for Innovation at the University of California at Los Angeles. In addition, he advises the Los Angeles City Council, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Metropolitan Water District and the Los Angeles Planning Department, among key agencies. DeShazo's work also supports the California Air Resources Board and the Southern California Association in their effort to implement AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, and its complementary SB 375, transportation and land use bill. 


  • Ph.D., Urban Planning, Economics Concentration (Harvard University, 1997)
  • M.Sc., Oxford University, St. Antony’s College (1991) Development Economics, Rhodes Scholar
  • B.A., College of William and Mary (1989) Economics and History (Interdisciplinary) with honors