Christopher B. Goodman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, based in the School of Public Administration (in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service). His research focuses on local public finance, political economy and urban policy. For more information, see his bio and curriculum vitae. More.

Areas of Research

  • Local Public Finance
  • Federalism
  • Political Economy
  • Urban Economics
  • Urban Policy

Recent Work

Circumvention of State Fiscal Limitations on Local Governments: The Role of Special Districts. Presented at the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management, Grand Rapids, MI (with Suzanne M. Leland, UNCC). Saturday, October 4, 2013. Presentation.

Local Government Fragmentation & Revenue Choice. Presented at the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management, Grand Rapids, MI. Friday, October 3, 2013. Presentation.

The Neighborhood Effects of Tax Delinquency & Seizures on Residential Sale Price. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, San Antonio, TX. Thursday, March 20, 2014. Presentation.

Local Government Fragmentation & the Local Public Sector: A Public Employment Approach. Presented at the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Atlanta, GA. Thursday, November 14, 2013. Presentation.

Goodman, Christopher B. Forthcoming. “Local Government Fragmentation & the Local Public Sector: A Panel Data AnalysisPublic Finance Review.

House Prices & Property Tax Revenues During the Boom & Bust: Evidence from Small-Area Estimates. Presented at the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management, Washington, D.C.. Thursday, October 3, 2013. Presentation.

Goodman, Christopher B. and Suzanne M. Leland. 2013. “Cost Shocks and their Relationship to the Creation, Consolidation & Dissolution of US Local Governments” Public Finance & Management 13 (2): 58-79.

Local Government Fragmentation and the Local Public Sector: A Public Employment Approach. Presented at the Urban Affairs Association Conference, San Francisco. Friday, April 5, 2013.