Christopher B. Goodman is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, based in the Department of Public Policy & Administration (in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences). This 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

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.