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HUGO WALL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Kenneth A. Kriz, Ph.D.

Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs

Kansas Regents Distinguished Professor

Full Vitae

EDUCATION
1996 – 2000  Indiana University  Bloomington, Indiana
Ph.D. in Public Affairs
Concentrations: Public Finance and Policy Analysis
Minor: Business Finance
Dissertation: “Financial Certification in the Municipal Securities Market”

1994 – 1996  University of Colorado at Denver  Denver, Colorado
Master’s Degree in Public Administration
Faculty Scholarship Award 1995, 1996. GPA: 4.00

1983 – 1987  University of Iowa  Iowa City, Iowa
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
State of Iowa Scholar 1983

PUBLICATIONS
Textbooks
Kriz, Kenneth A. 2011. “Quantitative Research in Public Administration: Methods and Application”. Austin, TX: Sentia Publishing.

Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal Articles
Kriz, Kenneth A. and Xiao, Yan. Accepted. “The Impact of Rating Recalibration on the Municipal Bond Yield Spreads.” Public Budgeting & Finance.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Chen, Gang. Forthcoming. “How Well Does the Risk-Free Rate Predict the Future Rate of Return on Investments?” Municipal Finance Journal.

Chen, Can, Kriz, Kenneth A. and Wang, Qiushi. September 2016. “Does Public Infrastructure Health Affect State Bond Ratings? Evidence from a Panel Data Analysis.” Public Finance Review 44, 5: 660-680.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Wang, Quishi. Summer 2016. "Municipal Bond Risk Premia During the Financial Crisis: Model and Implications" Municipal Finance Journal 37, 2: 29-49.

Chen, Gang, Kriz, Kenneth A., and Ebdon, Carol. Fall 2015. “The Effect of Board Composition on Public Sector Pension Funding.” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management 27, 3: 352-376.

Kriz, Kenneth A., Wang, Quishi, and Issarachaiyos, Sikarn. Fall 2015. “Debt Burden and Perceived Sovereign Default Risk: Evidence from Credit Default Swaps.” Public Finance and Management 15, 3: 203-224.

Wang, Janey Qian and Kriz, Kenneth A. Summer 2015. “Determinants of Debt Burdens: Evidence from California Counties.” Public Finance and Management 15, 2: 91-107.

Srithongrung, Arwiphawee and Kriz, Kenneth A. Fall 2014. “The Impact of Sub-national Fiscal Policies on Economic Growth: A Dynamic Analysis Approach.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 33: 912-928.

Peng, Jun, Kriz, Kenneth A., and Wang, Qiushi. Spring 2014. “The Two Worlds of Municipal Bonds: Are Lower Rated Bonds Punished More by Financial Crisis?” Public Budgeting & Finance 34: 18-38. This paper was awarded the Jesse Burkhead Award for the Best Article in Public Budgeting & Finance volume 34.

Chen, Gang, Ebdon, Carol, Kriz, Kenneth A., and Maisondieu Laforge, Olivier. Fall 2013. “The Management of Defined Contribution Pension Plans in Local Government.” Public Budgeting & Finance 33: 75-95.

O’Neil, Patrick D. and Kriz, Kenneth A. July/August 2013. “Do High Reliability Systems Have Lower Error Rates? Evidence from Commercial Aircraft Accidents.” Public Administration Review 73: 601-612.

Srithongrung, Arwiphawee and Kriz, Kenneth A. October 2012. “From Public Infrastructure to National Economic Growth: Do Systematic Investment Practices Matter?” International Public Management Review 13: 19-47.

Bartle, John R., Kriz, Kenneth A., and Morozov, Boris. Summer 2011. “Local Government Revenue Structure: Trends and Challenges.” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management 23: 268-287.

Stalebrink, Odd, Kriz, Kenneth A., and Guo, Weiyu. Winter 2010. “Prudent Public Sector Investing and Modern Portfolio Theory: An Examination of Public Defined Benefit Plans.” Public Budgeting & Finance 30: 28-46.

Lember, Veiko and Kriz, Kenneth A. 2010. “Purchase-of-Service Contracting in Estonia.” Halduskultuur – Administrative Culture 11: 240-255.

Bartle, John R., Kriz, Kenneth A., and Wang, Qiushi. Summer 2008. “Assessing Debt Affordability for Large Capital Projects: A Case Study.” Municipal Finance Journal 29: 1-20.

Johnson, Craig L. and Kriz, Kenneth A. Spring 2005. “Fiscal Institutions, Borrowing Costs, and Infrastructure Finance.” Public Budgeting & Finance 25: 84-103.

Kriz, Kenneth A. Summer 2004. “Risk Aversion and the Pricing of Municipal Bonds.” Public Budgeting & Finance 24: 74-87.

Kriz, Kenneth A. Summer 2003. “Comparative Costs of Negotiated Versus Competitive Bond Sales: New Evidence from State General Obligation Bonds,” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 43: 191-211.

Johnson, Craig L. and Kriz, Kenneth A. Spring 2002. “Impact of Three Credit Ratings on Interest Cost of State GO Bonds,” Municipal Finance Journal 23:1-16.

Kriz, Kenneth A. Summer 2001. “The Effect of Tax Increment Finance on Local Government Financial Condition,” Municipal Finance Journal 22: 41-64.

Kriz, Kenneth A. Fall 2000. "Do Municipal Bond Underwriting Choices Have Implications for Other Financial Certification Decisions?" Municipal Finance Journal 21: 1-23.

Peer-Reviewed Academic Book Chapters
Kriz, Kenneth A. 2015. “Optimal Size of Fiscal Reserves for Local Governments” In Local Government Budget Stabilization: Explorations and Evidence (Hou, Yilin, ed.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Wang, Qiushi. 2012. “Measuring and Monitoring Debt Capacity and Affordability: Market-and Nonmarket-Based Models.” In Handbook of Local Government Fiscal Health (Justice, Jonathan, Levine, Helisse, Scorsone, Eric, eds.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Kriz, Kenneth A. 2012. “Long-Term Forecasting Models.” In Handbook of Local Government Fiscal Health (Justice, Jonathan, Levine, Helisse, Scorsone, Eric, eds.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Kenneth A. Kriz, Jaanika Meriküll, Alari Paulus, and Karsten Staehr. 2008. “Why Do Individuals Evade Payroll and Income Taxation in Estonia?” INFER Advances in Economic Research: Shadow Economy, Corruption, and Governance. Edward Shinnick, editor. Edward Elgar.

Kriz, Kenneth A. 2008. “Local Government Finance in Estonia.” Local Government Finance in Central and Eastern Europe. Zeljko Sevic, editor. Edward Elgar.

Peng, Jun, Kriz, Kenneth A., and Neish, Tracy. 2008. “Method of Sale in the Municipal Bond Market.” The Handbook of Municipal Bonds. Frank J. Fabozzi and Sylvan G. Feldstein, editors. John Wiley & Sons.

Kriz, Kenneth A., Staehr, Karsten, and Paulus, Alari. 2006. “User Charges and Fees: The Estonian Case.” Local Government Non-tax Revenue Sources in Transition Countries: User Fees and Charges. Zeljko Sevic, editor. NISPAcee.

Kriz, Kenneth A. 2005. “Prospect Theory and the Municipal Bond Market.” Financial Management Theory, Aman Khan and W. Bartley Hildreth, editors. Praeger.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Kiedrowski, P. Jay. 2003. “Capital Markets,” The Encylcopedia of Public Administration and Policy. W. Bartley Hildreth, editor. Marcel Dekker.

Johnson, Craig L. and Kriz, Kenneth A. 2001. “A Review of State Tax Increment Financing Laws,” Tax Increment Finance and Economic Development: Uses, Structures and Impact. Joyce Y. Man and Craig L. Johnson, editors. State University of New York Press.

Johnson, Craig L. and Kriz, Kenneth A. 1999. “An Analysis of the Implications of California’s Proposition 218: The ‘Right to Vote on Taxes Act’ on Municipal Debt,” Policy Analysis Methods. Stuart S. Nagel, editor. Nova Science Publishers.

Published Academic Conference Proceedings
Kamal, Mehruz, Song, Changsoo, Qureshi, Sajda, and Kriz, Kenneth. 2010. "Assessment of Micro-enterprise Development through IT Adoption." Systems Sciences, 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. iEEE Xplore.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Qureshi, Sajda. 2009. “The Role of Policy in the Relationship between ICT Adoption and Economic Development: A Comparative Analysis of Singapore and Malaysia.” Proceedings of the 2nd Annual SIG GlobDev Workshop. Ted Stohr, editor. Association for Information Systems: Special Interest Group on ICT and Global Development.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Johnson, Craig L. 2004. “Could Governments Hedge Their Financial Risk?” Proceedings of the 96th Annual Conference on Taxation.

Kriz, Kenneth A. 2003. “The Optimal Size of Local Government Budget Reserves: A Simulation Approach,” Proceedings of the 95th Annual Conference on Taxation.
Other Academic Publications

Kriz, Kenneth A. March 10, 2003. “The Optimal Size of Local Government Budget Reserves: A Simulation Approach,” State Tax Notes.

Kriz, Kenneth A. Spring 2002. Book Review “An Analyst’s Guide to Government Financial Statements,” Public Budgeting & Finance.

Kriz, Kenneth A., Morse, Debra Elias, and Wilsey, David. 2000. “Enhancing Access to Equity Capital for Rural Businesses,” Just In Time Research: Resilient Communities. University of Minnesota, pp. 79-86.

Kriz, Kenneth A. Fall 1999. Book Review “Local Government Budgeting: A Managerial Approach.” Public Budgeting & Finance.

Works under Review
Eikenberry, Angela and Kriz, Kenneth A. “The Relationship between Cause‑Related Marketing, Charitable Giving, and Volunteering in a United Way Campaign.” Revise and resubmit (2nd round) at International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Wang, Qiushi. “Rate of Return Assumptions and Contribution Rates in Public Defined Benefit Pension Plans.” Revise and resubmit at Public Budgeting & Finance.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Joffe, Marc. “Is Municipal Bond Insurance a Good Deal for Governments?” Under review for a Mercatus Center Working Paper.

Works in Preparation
Kriz, Kenneth A. “Anchoring and Adjustment Biases and Local Government Referenda Language.” In preparation for Public Finance Review.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Debt Affordability: A Stochastic Model.” In preparation for Public Budgeting & Finance.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Is There Bureaucratic Optimism in Social Security Economic Projections?” In preparation for the Journal of Public Administration Theory and Research.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Xiao, Yan. “Benchmarking and Public Pension Investment Performance.” In preparation for a business finance or public finance journal.

Krupa, Olha and Kriz, Kenneth A. “Tax Revenue Volatility in Large American Cities: Experiences from the Great Recession.” In preparation for Public Budgeting & Finance.

COMPETITIVE ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Kriz, Kenneth A. “Is Municipal Bond Insurance a Good Deal for Governments?” To be presented at the 28th Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 4-6, 2016. Seattle, WA.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Anchoring and Adjustment Biases and Local Government Referenda Language.” Presented at the 81st International Atlantic Economic Society Conference. March 16-19. Lisbon, Portugal.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “A View to a Kill: The Long, Slow Death of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System” Presented at the 27th Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 1-3, 2015. Washington, DC.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Anchoring and Adjustment Biases and Local Government Referenda Language.” Presented at the 107th Annual Conference on Taxation, National Tax Association. November 13-15. Santa Fe, NM.

Kriz, Kenneth A., Srithongrung, Arwiphawee, and Glaser, Mark A. “Does Trust Mediate the Relationship between Relational Community Attachment and Willingness to Pay for Public Services?” Presented at the 2014 Fall Research Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. November 6-8, 2014. Albuquerque, NM.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Xiao, Yan. “Benchmarking and Public Pension Investment Performance.” Presented at the 26th Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 2-4, 2014. Grand Rapids, MI.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Cognitive Biases and their Effect on Capital Budgeting Decisions.” Presented at the 26th Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 2-4, 2014. Grand Rapids, MI.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Improving Revenue Volatility Estimates Using Time-Series Decomposition Methods.” Presented at the 26th Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 2-4, 2014. Grand Rapids, MI.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “(Is There An) Optimal Level of Fiscal Reserves?” Presented at the 26th Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 2-4, 2014. Grand Rapids, MI.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Rate of Return Assumptions and Contribution Rates in Public Defined Benefit Pension Plans.” Presented at the 77th International Atlantic Economic Society Conference. April 2-5, 2014. Madrid Spain.

Chen, Can and Kriz, Kenneth A. “Does Public Infrastructure Health Affect State Bond Ratings? Evidence from a Panel Data Analysis.” Presented at the 25th Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 3-5, 2013. Washington, D.C.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Chen, Gang. “How Well Does the Risk-Free Rate Predict the Future Rate of Return on Investments? Implications for Public Defined-Benefit Pension Plans.” Presented at the 25th Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 3-5, 2013. Washington, D.C.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Is There Bureaucratic Optimism in Social Security Official Projections?” Presented at the 2013 Public Management Research Conference. June 20-22, 2013. Madison, WI.

Kriz, Kenneth A., Wang, Quishi, and Issarachaiyos, Sikarn. “The Effect of Debt Burden on Perceived Default Risk: Evidence from Credit Default Swaps.” Presented at the 23rd Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 13-15, 2011. Washington, DC.

Wang, Qian and Kriz, Kenneth A. “Forecasting the Debt Burden of California Counties.” Presented at the 23rd Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 13-15, 2011. Washington, DC.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Debt Affordability: A Stochastic Model.” Presented at the 32nd Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference. November 4-6, 2010. Boston.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Debt Affordability: A Stochastic Model.” Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. October 7-9, 2010. Omaha.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Ebdon, Carol. "Revenue Structure and Revenue Shortfalls During the 2008-09 Recession: Is There a Link?" Presented at the American Society for Public Administration Conference. April 2010. San Jose, California.

Issarachaiyos, Sikarn and Kriz, Kenneth A. "How Do Fiscal Institutions Influence the General Obligation Decision?" Presented at the 21st Annual Conference, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. September 26, 2009. Washington, DC.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Wang, Quishi. "Risk Aversion during Financial Crises: An Event-Study Approach." Presented at the 21st Annual Conference, Association of Budgeting and Financial Management. September 25, 2009. Washington, DC.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Levine, Helisse. "The Impact of Auction Rate Securities on Borrowing Costs." Presented at the 21st Annual Conference, Association of Budgeting and Financial Management. September 24, 2009. Washington, DC.

Stalebrink, Odd, Kriz, Kenneth A., and Guo, Weiyu. "The Violation of Modern Portfolio Theory in Public Sector Investing." Presented at the 101st Annual Conference on Taxation, National Tax Association. November 20, 2008. Boston, MA.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Morozov, Boris. “Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth in Transition Countries.” Presented at the 2007 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. October 25-27, 2007. Washington, DC.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Kettunen, Pekka. “Logic Modelling and Performance Measurement.” Presented at the 28th Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference. November 2-4, 2006. Madison, WI.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Combined Sewer Separation Projects: Affordability and Financing.” Presented at the 2006 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. October 19-21, 2006. Washington, DC.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Information Availability and Utilization in Estonian Local Government Budgeting.” Presented at the 2005 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. November 9-13, 2005. Washington, DC.

Peng, Jun and Kriz, Kenneth A. “A Historical Analysis of Credit Spreads in the Municipal Bond Market.” Presented at the 2005 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. November 9-13, 2005. Washington, DC.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Budgetary Accountability in Estonia.” Presented at the 13th NISPAcee Annual Conference. May 19-21, 2005. Moscow, Russian Federation.

Kriz, Kenneth A., Staehr, Karsten, and Paulus, Alari. “The Use of Fees and Charges by Estonian Governments.” Presented at the 12th NISPAcee Annual Conference. May 13-15, 2004. Vilnius, Lithuania.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Johnson, Craig L. “Could Governments Hedge Their Financial Risk?” Presented at the 96th Annual Conference on Taxation, National Tax Association. November 13-15, 2003. Chicago.

Kriz, Kenneth A. and Johnson, Craig L. “Could Governments Hedge Their Financial Risk?” Presented at the 2003 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. September 18-20. Washington, DC.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “The Optimal Size of Local Government Budget Reserves: A Simulation Approach.” Presented at the 95th Annual Conference on Taxation, National Tax Association. November 14-16, 2002. Orlando.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Prospect Theory and the Municipal Bond Market.” Presented at the 2002 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. October 10-12, 2002. Kansas City.
Peng, Jun and Kriz, Kenneth A. “Do Municipal Bond Issuers Use Negotiated Offerings to Time the Market?” Presented at the 2002 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. October 10-12, 2002. Kansas City.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “International and National Benchmarking for Urban Transportation Corridor Development.” Presented at the 13th Annual Transportation Research Conference. May 22-23, 2002. St. Paul.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “The Optimal Size of Budget Reserve Funds.” Presented at the 44th Annual Western Social Science Association Conference. April 10-13, 2002. Albuquerque.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “The Elasticity of Municipal Bond Supply with Respect to Interest Rates.” Presented at the 2001 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. January 17-19, 2002. Washington.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Can Budgets Resolve Principal-Agent Problems?” Presented at the 6th National Public Management Research Conference. October 18-20, 2001. Bloomington, Indiana.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Corridor Transit Framework, Economic Tradeoffs, and Financing Options.” Presented at the 12th Annual Transportation Research Conference. May, 2001. St. Paul.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Reputational Capital and the Funding of City Services.” Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. April 19-22, 2001. Chicago.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Are There Really Signaling Benefits from Bond Insurance?” Presented at the 62nd National Conference of the American Society for Public Administration. March 10-13, 2001. Newark, N.J.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Risk Aversion and the Pricing of Municipal Bonds.” Presented at the 2000 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. October 5-7, 2000. Kansas City.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Comparative Costs of Negotiated Versus Competitive Bond Sales: New Evidence from State General Obligation Bonds” Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Finance Association. March 31-April 2, 2000. Chicago. Winner, American Association of Individual Investors Best Paper Award in Investments.

Kriz, Kenneth A. "Do Municipal Bond Underwriting Choices Have Implications for Other Financial Certification Decisions?" Presented at the 1999 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. October 7-10, 1999. Washington, D.C.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “Are Negotiated Bond Offerings More Costly Than Competitive Bid Sales?" Presented at Student Roundtable Session, 60th National Conference of the American Society for Public Administration. April 10-14, 1999. Orlando, Florida.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “The Impact of Fiscal Limitations on Municipal Debt Structure and Costs: An Analysis of California’s Proposition 218." Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Finance Association. March 26-28, 1999. Nashville, Tennessee.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “The Impact of Additional Credit Ratings on Borrowing Costs: An Examination of State Bonds.” Paper presented at the 1998 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. November 5-7, 1998. Washington, D.C.

Kriz, Kenneth A. “An Analysis of the Implications of California’s Proposition 218, the ‘Right to Vote on Taxes Act’ on Municipal Debt.” Paper presented at the 1997 Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference. November 6-8, 1997. Washington, D.C.

INVITED ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATIONS
“State and Local Credit Challenges Ahead for the Next Decade.” Presented at the ASPA 2015 Annual Conference. March 6, 2015. Chicago, IL.

“Debt and Economic Growth: How Much is Too Much?” Keynote Address presented at the 1st International Scientific Conference – European Integration of SEE Countries: Challenges or Reality. September 22, 2011. Gjirokaster, Albania.

"The Great Recession and What it Means for State & Local Public Finance." Presented at the 2009 District IV Conference, American Society for Public Administration. October 2, 2009. Omaha, NE.

“We Know the Forecasts Are Garbage, But the Leaders Need Them for Planning Purposes: Disclosure of Risks in Public Policy.” Presented at the Seventh International Tartu Conference on North American Studies. April 25-27, 2005. Tartu, Estonia.

“The Optimal Size of Local Government Budget Reserves: A Simulation Approach.” Presented at the 2002 District IV Conference, American Society for Public Administration. October 24-26, 2002. Omaha.

“Fiscal Institutions, Borrowing Costs, and Infrastructure Finance.” Presented at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Conference on Tax and Spending Limits. July 19-20, 2001. Denver.

“Comparative Costs of Negotiated Versus Competitive Bond Sales: New Evidence from State General Obligation Bonds” Presented at the American Society for Public Administration Region VII Conference. October 22-23, 1999. Omaha.

“A Comparison of State Tax Increment Financing Laws.” Paper presented at the 1997 Great Lakes Regional Economic Development Conference. October 16-18, 1997. Detroit, Michigan.

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS AND GRANT REPORTS
“Economic Development: Determining Which Economic Development Tools are Most Important and Effective in Promoting Job Creation and Economic Growth in Kansas.” (State of Kansas, Office of Legislative Post-Audit: December 2014)

“Rural Water District Proposal Analysis and Benefit-Cost Analysis.” (City of Kechi, Kansas: December 2014)

“2014 Economic and Revenue Forecast Update for the City of Omaha, Nebraska.” (City of Omaha, Nebraska: July 2014)

“Analysis of the Economic Effects of HB 2556 [An Act Concerning Alcoholic Beverages; Relating to Retailer's Licenses]” (Kansas Public Finance Center: March 2014)

“Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce Revenue Feasibility Study” (Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs: January 2014)

“The Effects of the 2006 Business Equipment Property Tax Exemption Business Formation” (Kansas Public Finance Center: August 2013)

“2013 Economic and Revenue Forecast Update for the City of Omaha, Nebraska.” (City of Omaha, Nebraska: July 2013)

“The Use of Tax Increment Financing in Nebraska” (Platte Institute of Economic Research: July 2013)

“City of Bellevue, Nebraska Conference Center Market Analysis, Feasibility Analysis, and Benefit-Cost Analysis” (June 2013) (Co-authored with Christopher Decker)

“City of Gretna, Nebraska Nebraska Crossing Redevelopment Feasibility Analysis and Benefit-Cost Analysis” (March 2013)

“Omaha Economic Index Releases” (Each month from November 2011 to present) (Co-authored with Christopher Decker and Mark Wohar)

“UNO Peer Group Analysis.” (UNO Office of Academic and Student Affairs: 2012)

“Research Update: What is Tax Increment Financing (and Why Should Anyone Care)?” (Progressive Research Institute: 2012) (Co-authored with Ji-Hyung Park)

“Midland University Student Retention Study.” (Midland University: 2012) (Co-authored with Sikarn Issarachaiyos)

“2012 Economic and Revenue Forecast Update for the City of Omaha, Nebraska.” (City of Omaha, Nebraska: 2012) (Co-authored with Arwiphawee Srithongrung).

“2011 Economic and Revenue Forecast Update for the City of Omaha, Nebraska.” (City of Omaha, Nebraska: 2011) (Co-authored with Arwiphawee Srithongrung).

“IT-friendly Public Policy for Development.” (AIM Institute: 2011) (Co-authored with Changsoo Song).

“Revenue Forecasting for the City of Omaha, Nebraska.” (City of Omaha, Nebraska: 2010) (Co-authored with Arwiphawee Srithongrung).

“Revenue Study for the City of Omaha, Nebraska.” (City of Omaha, Nebraska: 2008) (Co-authored with John Bartle).

“Combined Sewer Projects: Affordability and Financing.” (City of Omaha, Nebraska: 2008) (Co-authored with John Bartle and Qiushi Wang).

“International and National Benchmarking for Urban Transportation Corridor Development.” (State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota: 2002) (Co-authored with Lee W. Munnich, Frank Douma, Heather Burton, Jeff Miller, and Mara Krinke).

“Transportation Technologies for Sustainable Communities.” (State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota: 2002) (Co-authored with Lee W. Munnich, Dick Bolan, Tom Horan, Milda Hedblom, and Kim Wells).

“Creating and Applying a New Model for Infrastructure Investment.” (State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota: 2001) (Co-authored with Lee W. Munnich, Frank Douma, Tom Horan, and Will Schroeer).

“Sustainable Financing for Rural Minnesota: The Feasibility of a Regional Investment Model in Southeastern Minnesota.” (Experiment in Rural Cooperation, Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership: 2000) (Co-authored with Debra Elias Morse, Dean Harrington, and David Wilsey).

"The Effect of Tax Increment Finance on Minneapolis' Financial Condition." (Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota: 2000).

“Enterprise Zones in Indiana.” (School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University: 1998). (Co-authored with Craig L. Johnson).

“Green Valley Ranch: Challenges and Opportunities.” (Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver: 1996). (Co-authored with Franklin J. James and Peggy L. Cuciti).

“Colorado Department of Transportation Short-Term Staffing and Organization Study.” (Center for the Improvement of Public Management, University of Colorado at Denver: 1995).

GRANTS, HONORS, AWARDS
Research Grants

Wichita Arts Council. May – November 2016. Research on the economic impacts of arts and cultural activities and communication strategies for the arts and cultural sector in Wichita (original funding from Knight Foundation). $41,690 (Co-principal investigator with Arwiphawee Srithongrung).

KC Healthy Kids. May – June 2016. Research on the economic and fiscal effects of exempting food sales from taxation. $1,849 (Principal investigator).

KC Healthy Kids. February – December 2015. Research on the effects of the inclusion of food for at home preparation in the state sales tax base. $16,417 (Principal investigator).

European Social Fund of the Czech Republic. August 2012 – June 2015. Development of research area in measurement and management of enterprises, clusters and regions performance. 21,860,996.60 CZK ($1,134,190 at current exchange rates). (Collaborator with faculty at Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic, Vienna University, Austria, and Fordham University, USA).

University of Nebraska Foundation. July 2010 – May 2012. Research and outreach programs to enhance knowledge and inform practice in the area of public pension plan management. $113,000 (Co-investigator with Carol Ebdon and Weiyu Guo).

AIM Institute. March 2010 – June 2011. Research on state policies to enhance development of the technology sector. $15,000 (Principal investigator).

Omaha Public Power District. May – November 2007. Research on the economics and psychology of DSM programs. $73,000 (Principal investigator).

City of Omaha, Nebraska. June – November 2007. Analysis of revenue structures in major metropolitan areas. $20,000 (Co-investigator with John Bartle).

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota. Spring 2002. Analysis of the optimal level of local government budget reserve funds. $10,000 (Principal investigator).

Hennepin County, Minnesota. 2001-2002. Benchmarking study of national and international corridor transportation projects. $250,000 (Co-investigator with the State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs).

Hennepin County, Minnesota. Summer 2000. Developed a financing plan and economic impact analysis for a transportation corridor connecting Northwest Minneapolis with the Northwest Metropolitan Twin Cities suburbs. $250,000 (Co-investigator with the State and Local Policy Program, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs).

Just In Time Research Project. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. January – June 2000. Authored a paper on enhancing access to equity capital for rural business. The paper was published in a peer reviewed policy brief “Building Resilient Communities.” $2,000 (Principal investigator).

Indiana Enterprise Zone Association. July - October 1998. Nationwide analysis of enterprise zones in order to benchmark financial incentives and effectiveness. $10,000 (Co-investigator with Craig L. Johnson).

Professional Contracts
Environmental Protection Agency. September 2016 – May 2019. Development of life-cycle costing tool for “green” stormwater systems. $10,000. (Co-investigator under Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center).

City of Wichita, Kansas. August – October 2016. Study of revenue and expenditures of proposed Kansas State Water Plan. $5,000. (Co-investigator under Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center).

Uncork Kansas. September – December 2016. Cross-border shopping effects of taxes and regulation on alcohol. $9,890. (Co-principal investigator with Lisa Dodson).

City of Dodge City, Kansas. February – March 2016. Financial risk analysis of proposed landfill gas project. $4,169. (Co-principal investigator with Arwiphawee Srithongrung).

City of Kansas City, Missouri. October – November 2015. Financial condition analysis of City of Kansas City enterprise funds. $2,438. (Principal investigator).

Kansas Health Foundation. August – December 2015. Economic impact analysis of Kansas Health Foundation programs and grants. $9,229 (Co-principal investigator with Nancy Snyder).

Reno County, Kansas Drug Court. June 2014 – August 2015. Evaluation of drug court program. $38,956 (Co-investigator with Melissa Walker).

Brown County, Kansas Land Bank. January – June 2015. Consulting services assisting benefit-cost analysis of proposed land acquisitions. $2,933 (Principal investigator).

City of Kechi, Kansas. April – December 2014. Benefit-cost analysis of the acquisition of water servicing rights. $7,763 (Principal investigator).

Kansas Office of Legislative Post-Audit. March – December 2014. Analysis of economic development programs in the state of Kansas. $30,755 (Principal investigator).

Kansas Association for Responsible Liquor Laws. February – April 2014. Economic impact analysis of a law easing retail restrictions on selling liquor. $8,798 (Principal investigator).
Sedgwick County, Kansas. December 2013 – February 2014. Development of a revenue forecasting model. $5,000 (Principal investigator).

Greater Wichita Chamber of Commerce. November – December 2013. Evaluation of prospects for establishing and economic development “closing fund”. $4,000 (Co-investigator with Misty Bruckner).

Omaha Public Power District. September – December 2007. Estimation of energy and electricity demand savings potential for demand-side management (DSM) programs. $206,000 (Principal investigator).

City of Omaha, Nebraska. Summer 2006. An analysis of affordability and financing options for combined sewer overflow mitigation projects. $20,000 (Principal investigator).

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota (co-sponsored by the City of
Minneapolis Planning Department). Summer/Fall 2000. Completed an analysis of the effects of the use of tax increment finance on the city of Minneapolis’ financial condition. $14,000 (Principal investigator).

Green Valley Ranch Development Association. June - August 1996. Socioeconomic, demographic and statistical analysis of education issues. $2,500 (Principal investigator).

Colorado Department of Transportation. June - September 1995. Financial and work process analysis to provide benchmark productivity measures. $14,000 (Co-investigator with Franklin James and Peggy Cuciti).

Teaching Grants
Scientific Council of Lithuania. May 2014. Lecturing in public finance and public policy for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students, advising doctoral students, curriculum development. 8,500 LTL ($3,300 at current exchange rates). (Courses delivered at Siauliai University, Siauliai, Lithuania).

Muskie Mentor/Advisor Exchange (MAX). Summer 2012. Presenting workshops for Muskie alumni and university students in Astana, Kazakhstan. Approximately $5,000.

Fulbright Senior Specialist, Czech Republic, Tomas Bata University. Summer 2008. Teaching course in public finance, meeting with local government officials. Approximately $3,000.

European Union INNOVE Project, Republic of Estonia, 2005-06 through 2007-08 Academic Years. Teaching public finance and policy analysis, training of Ministry officials. Approximately $300,000.

Fulbright Scholarship, Republic of Estonia, University of Tartu. 2004-05 School Year. Teaching public finance and policy analysis topics, development of local capacity to teach in these areas. Approximately $40,000.

Multidisciplinary Course/Project Support Team Grant. University of Nebraska at Omaha Information Technology Services. 2006-07 School Year. Financial support to create online training module in program evaluation. $2,500.

Multidisciplinary Course/Project Support Team Grant. University of Nebraska at Omaha Information Technology Services. 2004-05 School Year. Financial support to enhance delivery of online research methods course. $2,500.

Multidisciplinary Course/Project Support Team Grant. University of Nebraska at Omaha Information Technology Services. 2003-04 School Year. Financial support to enhance delivery of online public economics course. $2,500.

Research Awards
Jesse Burkhead Award for the Best Article in Public Budgeting & Finance, Volume 34. 27th Annual Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference. October 1-3, 2015. Washington, DC.

American Association of Individual Investors Best Paper Award in Investments, 49th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Finance Association. March 31-April 2, 2000. Chicago.

Teaching Awards
Teacher of the Year. 2000-2001. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

Core Teacher of the Year. 2000-2001. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

Outstanding Teaching by an Associate Instructor, 1998-1999. School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

INVITED/COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS
“Fiscal Condition Benchmarks from a New Dataset.” Hugo Wall School/KSGFOA Public Finance Lunch and Learn. September 15, 2016. Wichita, KS.

“Putting Donor Data to Work.” Hugo Wall Day 2016. September 12, 2016. Wichita, KS.

“Tax Limits: Extent, Examples and Effects.” League of Kansas Municipalities. August 22, 2016. Topeka, KS.

“Bleeding Kansas: The Unfunded Liability in KPERS.” Kansas Association of CPAs Annual Conference. June 2016. Wichita, KS.

“The Economic Development Ecosystem.” Harvey County Economic Development Commission. May 26, 2016. North Newton, KS.

“Defined Benefit v. Defined Contribution? Investment Considerations.” Unclassified Staff Senate Meeting. May 10, 2016. Wichita, KS.

“Tax Lids: Estimates and Effects.” Kansas County Commissioners Association. May 4, 2016. Manhattan, KS.

“Practical Benefit-Cost Analysis with Courthouse Examples.” County Clerk’s Conference. April 6, 2016. Wichita, KS.

“Putting Donor Data to Work.” Association for Fundraising Professionals. March 9, 2016. Wichita, KS.

“The Kansas and Wichita Economies.” Engage-ICT. March 8, 2016. Wichita, KS.

“Tax Limits: Estimates and Effects.” Kansas Association of County Managers. February 3, 2016. Wichita, KS.

“Research on Public Pension Funding.” Mid-America Intergovernmental Audit Forum. December 1, 2015. Overland Park, KS.

“The South-Central Kansas Economy.” Regional Economic Area Partnership Policy Summit. November 11, 2015.

“The State of the Kansas Economy.” Kansas Economic Policy Conference. October 21, 2015. Lawrence, KS.

“How Much is Enough? Budget Reserves and Financial Risk Management.” KSGFOA Public Finance Lunch and Learn. September, 2015. Valley Center, KS.

“Research on Public Pension Funding” Hugo Wall Day 2015. September 4, 2015. Wichita, KS.

“Behavioral Economics and Water Policy.” Regional Economic Area Partnership Water Summit. June 3, 2015. Wichita, KS.

“Issues Facing Public Pension Systems in the Midwest.” CCMFOA Spring Conference. March 12, 2015. Wichita, KS.

“Tax Policy: Concepts and Application to a 1% Sales Tax.” Wichita Chapter, Kansas Association of CPAs. October 23, 2014. Wichita, KS.

“Selling the $1 Billion Car: Behavioral Economics and Public Value.” Hugo Wall Day 2014. September 25, 2014. Wichita, KS.

“To Tax or Not to Tax.” Downtown Rotary Club. August 25, 2014. Wichita, KS.

“Innovations in Infrastructure Financing.” Kansas GFOA Conference. October 17, 2013. Overland Park, KS.

“2013 Economic and Revenue Forecast Update.” Omaha City Council. July 24, 2013.

“The Psychology of Spending.” Surviving in Today’s Economy Conference. June 15, 2013. Omaha, NE.

“Public Finance in the 2010s: An Environmental Scan.” Keynote address, Midwest Public Finance Conference. February 14, 2013. Wichita, KS.

“Fiscal Cliff and State and Local Public Finances.” Nebraska Economics and Business Association Conference. October 19, 2012. Lincoln, NE.

“Choosing a Crystal Ball: Making Sense of Midwest Economic Indicators.” Great Plains Government Finance Officers’ Association Conference. October 2, 2012.

“Psychology, Risk Taking, and Leadership.” University of Nebraska Medical Center iLead Program. September 12, 2012. Omaha, NE.

“Economic and Revenue Forecast for the City of Omaha, NE.” Omaha City Council. July 18, 2012.

“Tracking the Economy: Economic Indicators and Economic Condition.” Nebraska Center for Economic Education. June 13, 2012. Omaha, NE.

“Fiscal Policy and the 2012 Election.” Nebraska Center for Economic Education. June 13, 2012. Omaha, NE.

“State and Local Government Finances During and Since the Great Recession.” Financial Meltdown Series, College of Business Administration, UNO. May 30, 2012. Omaha, NE.

“What We Know About Retirement Savings Behavior (and what it suggests about DC plan design).” Great Plains Government Finance Officers’ Association Conference. May 11, 2012. Omaha, NE.

“Tracking the Economy: Economic Indicators and Economic Condition.” UNO Economics Club. March 14, 2012. Omaha, NE.

“Retirement Realities.” Kiwanis Club. February 3, 2012. Omaha, NE.

“The UNO/World-Herald Economic Index.” MAPA Data Resources Committee. February 3, 2012. Omaha, NE.

“Omaha Economic Outlook.” Access Bank. November 4, 2011. Omaha, NE.

“Psychology of Spending (and Saving).” UNMC Professional Development Seminar. November 1, 2011. Omaha, NE.

“Finance Committees.” NAM Nonprofit Financial Training Series. October 18, 2011. Omaha, NE.

“Retirement: Changes and Challenges.” Nebraska AFL-CIO Convention. September 9, 2011. Kearney, NE.

“Functional Accounting.” NAM Nonprofit Financial Training Series. September 6, 2011. Omaha, NE.

“The Psychology of Spending.” Surviving in Today’s Economy Conference. July 21, 2011. Omaha, NE.

“2011 Economic and Revenue Forecast Update.” Omaha City Council. July 20, 2011.

“Retirement:  How This Important Component of the American Dream Has Changed Over The Last 30 Years.” 2011 Promoting the General Welfare Conference, William Brennan Institute of Labor Studies. April 9, 2011. Omaha, NE.

“The U.S. and Local Economy: Stats to Know.” Center for Public Affairs Research. August 17, 2010. Omaha, NE.

“2011 Revenue Forecast for the City of Omaha, Nebraska.” Omaha City Council. July 21, 2010.

“The Psychology of Spending.” Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. July 15, 2010. Omaha, NE.

“City Government Revenue Situation.” Nebraska Center for Economic Education. June 21, 2010. Omaha, NE.

“The Psychology of Spending.” Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. July 18, 2009. Omaha, NE.

“The State of the Economy.” Nebraska Center for Economic Education. June 5, 2009. Omaha, NE.

“Nebraska Economic Outlook.” Access Bank. June 4, 2009. Omaha, NE.

“Economic Development.” Nebraska City Managers' Association. June 4, 2009. Omaha, NE.

“The Recession and Stimulus Plan.” Economic Town Hall with US Congressmen Lee Terry and Sam Graves. April 6, 2009. Omaha, NE.

“The Great Recession and What it Means for State & Local Public Finance.” Nebraska Municipal Clerks' Institute. March 17, 2009. North Platte, NE.

“The Great Recession of 2007-?” UNO Lifelong Learning Initiative. February 21, 2009. Omaha, NE.

“The Great Recession of 2007-?” Nonprofit Association of Midlands ‘Nonprofit 911’ Conference. January 26, 2009. Omaha, NE.

"Revenue Study for the City of Omaha, Nebraska." Omaha Chamber of Commerce. December 8, 2008. Omaha, NE.

“Modeling Income Tax Evasion.” Republic of Estonia, Ministry of Finance. November 9, 2006. Tallinn, EE.

“Logic Modeling and Performance Measurement.” VTT Seminar Series, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, May 31, 2005. Helsinki, FI.

“Income Tax Evasion, Norms and Social Welfare.” BICEPS/SSE Riga Seminar Series, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies and Stockholm School of Economics. May 2, 2005. Riga, LV.

“The Role of Economics Education in Public Administration.” Department of Public Administration, University of Tartu, Estonia. September 16, 2004.

“Introduction to U.S. Municipal Finance.” Second Annual Rule of Law Conference, Russian Law and Policy Institute, University of Minnesota and Russian Academy of Public Administration. March 18-21, 2002. St. Petersburg, RU.

“Public-Private Partnerships in Economic Development.” Second Annual Rule of Law Conference, Russian Law and Policy Institute, University of Minnesota and Russian Academy of Public Administration. March 18-21, 2002. St. Petersburg, RU.

“Framework Overview, with an Emphasis on Project Finance.” Roundtable on Urban
Transportation Corridor Development. State and Local Policy Program, University of Minnesota. October 17, 2001. Minneapolis, MN

“Developing a Framework for Assessing Corridor Development Opportunities.” Transportation and Corridor Redevelopment Roundtable. State and Local Policy Program, University of Minnesota. March 7, 2001. Minneapolis, MN.

“Rural Equity Capital Needs.” University of Minnesota Extension Staff Development. February 28, 2001. Saint Paul, MN.

“Tax Increment Financing – Is the Public Winning or Losing.” Saint Paul Citizens Alliance for Responsible Economics. December 4, 2000. Saint Paul, MN.

“Obstacles to the Development of Subnational Bond Markets in Developing Nations.” Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs International Fellows Program. November 11, 2000. Minneapolis, MN.

“The Effect of Tax Increment Finance on Local Government Financial Condition.” Economic Resources Group of the State of Minnesota. October 11, 2000. St. Paul, MN.

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS
Newspaper

Wichita Eagle. Budget Deficit and Dropping Commodity Prices. April 22, 2016.

Wichita Eagle. Tobacco Securitization. April 22, 2016.

Wichita Eagle. Cross-Border Shopping and the Food Sales Tax. January 15, 2016.

Omaha World-Herald. Ralston (NE) Arena Financial Projections. September 6, 2015.

Omaha World-Herald. Ralston (NE) Arena Financial Crisis. September 1, 2015.

Wichita Eagle. Sedgwick County Debt Burden. August 13, 2015.

Wichita Eagle. Job Growth in Kansas. August 1, 2015.

Wichita Eagle. Kansas’ Small Business Tax Exemption. February 28, 2015.

Lincoln (NE) Journal-Star. Editorial: Nebraska Tax Policy. February 21, 2015.

Wichita Eagle. Claims Made in Kansas Governors’ Race. October 29, 2014.

Wichita Eagle. Impact of 1% Sales Tax. October 8, 2014.

Wichita Eagle. Kansas Government Agency Efficiency Study. September 23, 2014.

Wichita Eagle. Gubernatorial Candidates’ Tax Plans. August 22, 2014.

Wichita Eagle. SEC Lawsuit against State of Kansas Regarding Bond Issuance Disclosures. August 11, 2014.

Wichita Eagle. Wichita City Sales Tax Initiative. May 4, 2014.

Wichita Eagle. Moody’s Downgrade of Kansas. May 1, 2014.

Wichita Eagle. Remarks by Governor Brownback Regarding Economic Growth. January 24, 2014.

Wichita Eagle. Kansas Rural Opportunity Zones. January 14, 2014.

Wichita Eagle. Kansas’ Effort to Create Jobs through Tax Cuts. January 7, 2014.

Wichita Eagle. Chinese Investors Interest in Wichita. December 18, 2013.

Omaha World-Herald. Restaurant Tax Revenues. September 6, 2012.

Omaha World-Herald. Omaha Economic Index for May 2012. July 25, 2012.

Omaha World-Herald. Omaha Economic Index for April 2012. June 28, 2012.

Omaha World-Herald. Omaha Economic Index for March 2012. May 26, 2012.

Omaha World-Herald. Omaha Economic Index for February 2012. April 23, 2012.

Omaha World-Herald. Omaha Economic Index for January 2012. March 28, 2012.

Tampa Bay Times. Pension Fund Securities Lending Lawsuit. March 25, 2012.

Omaha World-Herald. Nebraska Unemployment Rate. March 13, 2012.

Omaha World-Herald. Omaha Economic Index for December 2011. February 12, 2012.

Omaha World-Herald. Omaha Economic Index for November 2011 (Feature: Money Section). January 22, 2012.

Omaha World-Herald. December U.S. Payroll Employment Report. January 13, 2012.

Omaha World-Herald. Debt Ceiling Debate. August 3, 2011.

Omaha World-Herald. May Nebraska Payroll Employment Report. June 12, 2011.

Omaha World-Herald. Omaha Economic Performace. January 24, 2011.

Omaha World-Herald. September 26, 2010.

Omaha World-Herald. August 26, 2010.

Omaha World-Herald. August 4, 2009.

Omaha World-Herald. July 26, 2009.

Omaha World-Herald. July 12, 2009.

Omaha World-Herald. May 2, 2009.

Radio
KMUW. Tax Abatements. April 25, 2016.

KMUW. Education and KPERS Budget Cuts. April 21, 2016.

KMUW. KPERS Payment Delays. April 15, 2016.

KMUW. Sedgwick County Debt Burden. August 11, 2015.

KMUW. Tax Increment Financing Districts in Kansas. January 20, 2015.

KOIL – AM (Omaha, NE). Governor’s Tax Plan. January 15, 2013.

KFAB – AM (Omaha, NE). National Unemployment Report. October 5, 2012.

KFAB – AM (Omaha, NE). Economic Impact of the Olympic Trials and College World Series on Omaha. June 14, 2012.

KFAB – AM (Omaha, NE). Combined Sewer Overflow Project. April 3, 2012.

KFAB – AM (Omaha, NE). Economic Impacts of Casino Gambling. February 1, 2012.

Nebraska Public Radio. September 13, 2010.

KFAB – AM (Omaha, NE). August 7, 2009.
Television

KSN – TV3 (Wichita, KS), “Moody’s Revises Kansas’ Credit Outlook to Negative.” May 3, 2016.

KSN – TV3 (Wichita, KS), “Wichita May Not Get Lost Jobs Back for Several Years.” January 22, 2016.

KSN – TV3 (Wichita, KS), “Kansas Tax Revenue Receipts Miss Estimates for December.” January 4, 2016.

KSN – TV3 (Wichita, KS), “Job Seekers Struggle as Employment in Kansas Remains Stagnant.” September 19, 2015.

KSN – TV3 (Wichita, KS), “Labor Day Gas Prices Lowest Since 2004, Economists Talk Positives, Negatives.” September 6, 2015.

KSN – TV3 (Wichita, KS), “WSU Professor Says Sedgwick County Debt Level Not a Problem.” August 11, 2015.

KSN – TV3 (Wichita, KS), “Kansas Facing Potential Tax Troubles.” May 15, 2015.

KWCH – TV 12 (Wichita, KS), “Standard & Poor’s Downgrades Kansas”. August 6, 2014.

Nebraska Education Television, “Consider This”. The Fiscal Cliff. December 13, 2012.

KETV – TV7 (Omaha, NE). Sales Tax Veto Overturn. April 19, 2012.

KPTM – TV 12 (Omaha, NE). LB745 (Proposal for Tax Referenda). January 25, 2012.

Nebraska Education Television, “Consider This”. The Debt Ceiling Debate. May 19, 2011.

Nebraska Educational Television, “Consider This”. Obama Budget Deal. December 16, 2010.

KETV – TV7 (Omaha, NE). August 19, 2009.

WOWT – TV 3 (Omaha, NE). July 20, 2009.

KETV – TV7 (Omaha, NE). June 22, 2009.

KETV – TV7 (Omaha, NE). May 28, 2009.

KETV – TV 7 (Omaha, NE). April 15, 2009.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Regents Distinguished Professor of Public Finance, Wichita State University
2013 – Present
Courses Taught: Public Sector Economics (Master’s)

Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha  2002 – 2013
Courses Taught: The Public Economy, Seminar in Public Financial Administration, Research
Methods in Public Administration, Advanced Management Analysis (Master’s), Advanced Statistical Applications, Seminar in Public Budgeting and Financial Theory (Doctoral)

Extraordinary Professor/Fulbright Scholar, University of Tartu, Estonia 2004 – 2008
Courses Taught: Seminar in Municipal Borrowing, Seminar in Risk Management, Program Evaluation, Seminar in Public Budgeting (Master’s), Doctoral Seminar in Public Policy, Doctoral Seminar in Public Administration

Adjunct Professor, University of Oklahoma Advanced Programs 2005 – 2008
Courses Taught: Public Financial Management, Program Evaluation, Public Budgeting and Finance (Master’s)

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota 1999 – 2002
Courses Taught: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management, Financial Management in
Public and Nonprofit Organizations, State and Local Public Finance, Public Budgeting, Capstone
Workshop in Public and Nonprofit Management (Master’s), Russian Business Environment
(Summer Program for Graduate and Undergraduate U.S. and Russian Students)

Adjunct Professor, Indiana University 1996 – 1998
Courses Taught: Statistical Techniques, Government Budgets and Finance, Introduction to Public
Affairs (Undergraduate)

Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado at Denver Summer 1995, Spring 1996
Courses Assisted: Research and Analytic Methods II, Program Evaluation (Master’s)

SERVICE ACTIVITIES
University Service
Digital Measures Ad Hoc Implementation Subcommittee, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) School of Public Administration (SPA), 2012-13 Research Infrastructure Subcommittee, Doctoral/Research Priorities Task Force, UNO, 2012-13 Search Committee, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Professor of Health Administration and Policy, UNO (Co-Chair)
Search Committee, Assistant Professor, UNO, 2011-12
Search Committee, International Outreach Coordinator, University of Nebraska, 2011
Doctoral/Research Priorities Task Force, UNO, 2011-13
Faculty Senate, UNO, 2011 – 2012
Doctoral Program Committee Chairperson, UNO, School of Public Administration, 2007 – 2012
Faculty Senate Budget Advisory Committee, UNO, 2006 – 2012 (Chair 2011-12)
Faculty Senate Parking Committee, UNO, 2008 – 2011 (Chair 2009 – 2010)
Learning Management System Working Group, UNO, 2009 – 2010
University Honors and Awards Committee, UNO, 2003 – 2008
Ph.D. Committee, UNO SPA, 2002 – Present
International Task Force, School of Public Administration, UNO, 2006 – 2008
Search Committee, Director of Financial Services, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (HHH), University of Minnesota, 2001
Search Committee, Assistant Program Director, State and Local Policy Program, HHH 2000
Financial Management Committee, HHH, 1999 - 2000
Center for Transportation Studies, Transit Task Force, University of Minnesota, 1999 - 2001
Sustainable Financing Task Force, Experiment in Rural Cooperation, University of Minnesota, 1999 - 2000
WebCT Faculty Advisory Committee, University of Minnesota, 1999 - 2000
Faculty Representative, Alumni Board, HHH, 2000 - 2002
Graduate Advisory Committee, HHH, 1999 - 2002
Student-Faculty Affairs Committee, HHH, 1999 – 2001; Chair, 2000 - 2001
Computing Committee, HHH, 1999 – 2002; Chair, 2001 - 2002

Professional Service
Finance Committee, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, 2015 - Present
Executive Committee, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, 2007-10
International Initiative, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management
Host Committee, 2000 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Annual Conference
Membership Committee, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management
Reviewer for various NISPAcee publications, including conference proceedings and books.
Editorial Board, Public Finance and Management
Editorial Board, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management
Reviewer, National Tax Journal
Reviewer, Public Budgeting & Finance
Reviewer, Municipal Finance Journal
Reviewer, Public Finance Review
Reviewer, Public Administration Review
Reviewer, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Reviewer, State and Local Government Review
Reviewer, American Review of Public Administration
Reviewer, Information Technology for Development
Reviewer, International Journal of Emerging Markets
Reviewer, Long Range Planning
Reveiwer, Economic Development Quarterly
Reviewer for Prentice-Hall textbooks
Reviewer for Houghton-Mifflin textbooks

Community Service
Member, Wichita Police & Fire Retirement System, 2014 – Present (Joint Investment Committee, 2014 – Present)
Member, Millard North Middle School Building Improvement Team, 2011-12.
Member, City of Omaha Civilian Pension Board, 2005 – 2011 (Vice Chairman 2007 – 2011, Investment Committee, 2006 – 2011, Actuarial Committee, 2005-06)
Member, Strategic Planning Board, Millard Public Schools, 2004-05
Member, Mayor’s Fiscal Advisory Board, City of St. Paul, 2002
Commissioner, City of Maple Grove Citizen’s Long-Range Improvement Committee, 2000-01
Member, Research Advisory Committee, League of Minnesota Cities, 2002
Member, Advisory Committee, Minnesota Budget Project, 2001 - 2002

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1995 – 1996 State of Colorado, Department of Transportation Denver, Colorado
Budget Analyst

1992 – 1994  FirstBank of Colorado, N.A.  Denver, Colorado
Assistant Cashier

1992  Olde Discount Corporation  Littleton, Colorado
Registered Representative

1988 – 1991  United States Navy  Various
Supply Officer