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University of Illinois
Benedict S. Jimenez (PhD, University of Illinois) teaches public economics, public finance and budgeting at Northeastern University’s Department of Political Science and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Formerly a faculty member at Rutgers University, he is also the recipient of the 2014 Clarence N. Stone Early Career Scholar Award and the 2013 Paul A. Volcker Junior Scholar Award from the American Political Science Association, and the 2009 Donald C. Stone Junior Scholar Award from the American Society for Public Administration. He currently serves on the editorial board of the American Review of Public Administration.
Benedict’s research examines how sub-national governments finance, manage and provide local public goods. In the last five years, he has employed different data gathering methods—ranging from a national survey of city officials, the collection and coding of city budget documents, and analysis of raw census data—to assemble a comprehensive dataset on municipal public finance especially during and after the 2007-09 Great Recession. Analysis of these data has resulted in numerous articles published in top public administration, public policy, and public finance and budgeting journals such as the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, Urban Affairs Review, International Public Management Journal, International Journal of Public Administration, and Public Finance Review, among others. Benedict has presented the results of his research in different national and international conferences of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, American Political Science Association, American Society for Public Administration, Public Management Research Association, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.