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Irene Rubin

Curriculum Vitae

Public Administration, Budgeting, Organizational Theory, Qualitative Research Methods

Professor Rubin received her Ph.D. degree in sociology from the University of Chicago. Her research interests are budgeting, the politics of bureaucracy, and organization theory. Her research emphasizes the effects of changing resource levels on organization behavior, particularly on budgeting and personnel decisions. She has studied state universities, federal agencies, and cities. Professor Rubin is a former editor in chief of the Public Administration Review.

Selected publications:

Balancing the Federal budget: Eating the Seed Corn or Trimming the Herds? New York, Chatham House, 2002.

Politics of Public Budgeting, Chatham House, Fourth edition, 2000.

Class Tax and Power: Municipal Budgeting in the United States, Chatham House, 1998.

Budgeting for local Government Managers, co authored with Bob Bland, ICMA 1997.

Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data, (with Herb Rubin), Sage Publishers, 1995.

"Early Budget Reformers: Democracy, Efficiency, and Budget Reform," American Review of Public Administration, September 1994.

"Who (in the U.S.) Invented Public Budgeting - Business or Government?" Public Administration Review, September/October 1993.

"Budget Reform and Political Reform: Conclusions from Six Cities," Public Administration Review, 1992.

Community Organization and Development, (with Herb Rubin), MacMillan, Second edition, 1991.

"Budgeting for Our Times: Target Based Budgets," Public Budgeting and Finance, Fall 1991.

"Budget Theory and Practice: How Good the Match?" Public Administration Review. March/April 1990.

Shrinking the Federal Government, New York, Longman, 1985.