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Jeffrey D.  Straussman

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Political Science

Public expenditure management; political economy of transition; public management

Campus phone: (518) 442-5244
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In 1992, Jeffrey D. Straussman was a Fulbright Scholar at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, where he taught public management and policy analysis and assisted Hungarian faculty in the development of a public affairs department. He has returned to Hungary many times since 1992. Straussman has taught and consulted internationally on subjects including managing for performance, leadership, public budgeting, and public affairs education, and has spent considerable time in developing and transitional countries. His work has taken him to Macedonia, Israel, Venezuela, The Czech Republic, the Peoples' Republic of China, Bulgaria, Brazil, Portugal, Malaysia, India, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Straussman has published widely in the areas of public finance and budgeting and administrative reform in transitional countries. His work appears in a variety of professional journals such as Public Budgeting and Finance, Administration and Society, Public Administration and Development, and Public Administration Review. His books include The Limits of Technocratic Politics (Transaction Publishers, 1978), Public Management Strategies (Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 1990) and Public Administration, 2nd edition (Longman Publishers Group, 1990).His interest in the political economy of transition has produced several publications including articles translated into Hungarian, Russian, and Ukrainian.

Straussman received his bachelor's from Hofstra University, a master's in political science from Hunter College, and his doctorate in political science from the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York.