Dan Smith

Dan Smith is Associate Professor of Public Budgeting and Financial Management in the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University (NYU Wagner). His research focuses on the effects of state fiscal institutions, especially balanced budget requirements, and the implications of how states accumulate and use fund balances in state rainy day funds, unemployment trusts, and pension funds. His research appears in Journal of Policy Analysis and ManagementJournal of Public Administration Research and TheoryPublic Administration ReviewPublic Budgeting & Finance, and Public Choice, among others. In addition, he is co-editor of Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, serves on the editorial board of Public Administration Review, and is co-author of two textbooks: Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations (Pearson, 4th edition), and Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices (Wiley, forthcoming 7th edition).


Professor Smith is the Vice Chair of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM), and he serves on the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC). He earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration in the School of Public and International Affairs at The University of Georgia.

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