I recently had the pleasure of writing a short blog post for the UIC Government Finance Research Center’s blog. The piece is a bit of a short explainer on special districts in the United States and a few fiscal issues that arise. It’s by no means comprehensive but part of a broader focus I have on writing more popular or policy focused work on these relatively hidden local governments. Below is the intro (I don’t have full re-print rights) and a link to the original.
Public Administration Quarterly is seeking papers for a symposium on special district management, edited by myself and Alex Henderson at Marist. You can find the full CfP below. Abstracts are due on November 15, 2020. Selected manuscripts are due for peer review on May 1, 2021 and PAQ expects publication in late 2021.
I recently had the pleasure of writing a blog post for the London School of Economic’s US Centre Blog. It covers a recent publication in Public Budgeting and Finance on the implications of dimensions of urban sprawl on per capita public spending by local governments in the US. You can find more information about this piece here. See below for the full text of the post as well as a link to the original.