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Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

During the Great Recession years, filling jobs in the public sector was uncomplicated. With unemployment rates high, there was no shortage of applicants. “When we had the downturn, ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Grants are among the most important tools the federal government uses to accomplish its objectives. At $600 billion, they comprise over 15 percent of annual outlays, forty percent ...

Commentary: Robert J. O'Neill, Donald F. Kettl

When the next president moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, a host of big challenges will be waiting: ensuring good jobs, public safety, quality education, good health care, a clean ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

’Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions, when we set goals for ourselves as individuals – what we want to achieve in the coming year. The broad appeal of goal-setting is not surprising. ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

While Illinois and Pennsylvania are still struggling to enact 2016 budgets almost halfway into the fiscal year, other states from coast to coast have adopted improvements in their budgeting ...

Commentary: Gaurav Vasisht

In remarks before a recent House Financial Services Committee hearing, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen stressed the importance of using a "macroprudential" approach ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Bubbling in the background of public management research is a huge puzzle: are researchers spending far too little time on the really big questions in the field, because of ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Numerous efforts are currently underway to develop recommendations for the next presidential administration both on policy and on management matters. None, to my ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Whether it's government regulation or businesses monitoring themselves, a vibrant economy needs an effective, fair regulatory system. This is a fact poorly understood, seldom discussed and ...

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