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Gerald J. Miller retired in 2017 as professor of public administration in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University in Phoenix. He taught government budgeting and finance and specialized in financial management issues, especially municipal bonds and other forms of local government debt. His latest book-length work includes Government Budgeting and Financial Management in Practice (2012), and Navigating the Fiscal Crisis: Tested Strategies for Local Leaders (2009), a study that he co-edited with Jim Svara for the Alliance for Innovation and ICMA. He also recently published two articles with Jonathan Justice on debt management networks based on a study of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He  published work in Public Budgeting and Finance, Municipal Finance Journal, Public Administration Review, State Tax Notes, American Review of Public Administration, Public Integrity, and Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. In 2007 he received a fellowship as Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, Canada, to study factors that neutralize tax revolts. In 2011, he received the Aaron B. Wildavsky award for lifetime scholarly achievement in the field of public budgeting and finance from the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. In 2013, he became series editor for the Palgrave Studies in Public Debt, Spending, and Revenue (Palgrave Macmillan). In 2016, he completed a sabbatical research project on the distribution of tax burdens and benefits in federal, state and local budgets in the United States. He received a Ph. D. in political science from the University of Georgia.

Research Interests
  • Net U.S. federal, state and local budget incidence (net burdens and benefits – pro-wealthy or pro-poor)
  • Debt networks and accountability (with Dr. Jonathan Justice, University of Delaware)
  • Interpretive Financial Management
  • Executive Budgeting Models and Practice
  • Incentives, certification and targets in performance budgeting (with Dr. DJ Robbins, Grand Valley State University and Dr. Jaeduk Keum, National Assembly Budget Office of Korea)
  • Tax revolts in the United States and assuasive intergovernmental transfers in Canada
Publications
  • W. Bartley Hildreth, Sam Yeager, Gerald J Miller and Jack Rabin. Finance Managers' Propensity to Save. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management (2012).
  • Gerald J Miller. Government Budgeting and Financial Management in Practice: Logics to Make Sense of Ambiguity. (2012).
  • Gerald J Miller and Jonathan Justice. "Debt Management Networks and the Proverbs of Financial Management: Principles and Interests in the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Debt Restructuring.". Municipal Finance Journal (2011).
  • Jonathan Justice and Gerald J Miller. "Accountability and Debt Management: The Case of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority.". American Review of Public Administration (2011).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 470Topics Public Econ & Fin Mgt
PAF 521Managing Public Money
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 506Public Budgeting and Finance
PAF 522Adv Govt Financial Mgmt
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 506Public Budgeting and Finance
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 506Public Budgeting and Finance
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 506Public Budgeting and Finance
PAF 591Seminar
Service
  • State and Local Government Review, Editorial Board (2013 - 2020)
  • Chinese Public Administration Review, Editorial board (2001 - 2020)
  • Public Voices, Editorial Board (2000 - 2020)
  • International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Editorial Board (1998 - 2020)
  • Public Administration and Management, Editorial Board (1997 - 2020)
  • Municipal Finance Journal, Editorial Board (1990 - 2020)
  • Public Performance and Management Review, Editorial Board (1990 - 2020)
  • Journal of Public Budget, Accounting & Financial Management, Editorial Board (1989 - 2020)
  • International Journal of Public Administration, Editorial Board (1979 - 2020)
  • Palgrave MacMillan, Palgrave Studies in Public Debt, Spending and Revenue, Book series editor (2013 - 2017)
  • University Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2013 - 2016)
  • School of Public Affairs, Masters of Public Administration/Masters of Public Policy Committee, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • School of Public Affairs, Search Committee, Member, each committee, each year (2013 - 2014)
  • School of Public Affairs, Masters of Public Administration/Masters of Public Policy Committee, Member (2011 - 2014)
  • School of Public Affairs, Search Committee, Member, each committee, each year (2011 - 2014)
  • Oxford University Press, Book evaluator (2013 - 2013)
  • Georgetown University Press, Book Evaluator (2013 - 2013)
  • School of Public Affairs, Financial Markets Boot Camp Planning Committee, Member for two conferences (2010 - 2013)
  • College of Public Programs, Dean Search Committee, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • College of Public Programs, Personnel Committee, Member (2011 - 2012)