Research and Publications



Ernest C. Reock, Jr., Professor Emeritus (November, 2015)


Appropriating Energy Tax Receipts: The New Normal

Angie McGuire and Alan Zalkind (2013)
Published with the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation

Surviving a Downturn in New Jersey

Surviving a Downturn in New Jersey: Management Challenges and Strategies for Municipalities

Angie McGuire and Dorothy Olshfski (2010)
Partnership with the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation

CELG presented this report from the 2010 NJLM Educational Foundation Symposium. The event included a panel discussion of mayors and business managers who participated in the research. 

new research property tax determinants

Property Tax Determinants: New Research

In his paper, "Determinants of Property Tax Burden in New Jersey - 2008," Dr. Ernest C. Reock, Jr. offers a methodology for identifying the causes of the relative tax burden in cities and towns - causes that often reach beyond municipal and school expenditures to county and state levels of taxation and funding. He specifically looks at 2008 in comparison to 2004 to identify statewide changes, such as declining property values, which had a profound impact on property tax burdens across New Jersey.

Download the research in PDF format here.


Agendas and Decisions

Agendas and Decisions: How State Government Executives and Middle Managers Make and Administer Policy

Dorothy Olshfski and Robert Cunningham (2009)

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Global Public Management

Global Public Management: Cases and Comments

Edited by Kathe Callahan and Dorothy Olshfski (2005)

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Research and Consulting

CELG’s research efforts concentrate on supporting concrete innovations in the development of leadership and management in the public and nonprofit sectors. The center provides an independent source of analysis for reform and innovation in policymaking, and for identification of best practices in public management capacity building.

To this end, CELG collaborates with an impressive roster of national, international, and government agency partners to translate its research and analysis efforts into policy implementation and implementation recommendations.