Robert P. Inman is the Richard King Mellon Professor of Finance and Economics at the Wharton School.

He received is undergraduate and graduate training in economics at Harvard University. In addition to his appointment as a Professor at the Wharton School, he currently serves as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

He is an Associate Editor of the professional journal Regional Science and Urban Economics. He is the editor of three books, The Economics of Public Services, Managing the Service Economy, and Making Cities Work: Prospects and Policies for Urban America.

His research focuses on the design and impact of fiscal policies with an emphasis on fiscal federalism. He holds a PhD, an EdM and an AB from Harvard University.