James Edward Kee

Title:
Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Public Administration
Faculty:
Emeriti
Address: Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st St. NW
Washington, DC, 20052
Phone: 202-994-0661
Fax: 202-994-6792
Email:
jedkee@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Public policy
Intergovernmental policy and finance
Public management
Leadership

Background

James E. Kee, Professor Emeritus: BA (History and Political Science), University of Notre Dame; MPA, JD, New York University. Professor Kee's teaching and research interests include budget theory and policy; intergovernmental finance; state-federal management issues; and public sector productivity, management, and leadership. Professor Kee has had an extensive career in state government administration in New York and Utah. He was counsel to the New York State Legislature and served under two Utah governors as state planning coordinator, state budget director, and executive director of the Department of Administrative Services. His publications include Out of Balance (with Scott Matheson, 1986); "The Crisis and the Anticrisis Dynamic: Reshaping the American Federal System" (1992) in Public Administration Review, and "Benefit-Cost Analysis", in Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation.

 

 

Education

JD, New York University
MPA, New York University
BA, University of Notre Dame

Publications

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

“Cost-Benefit Analysis,” in Encyclopedia of Social Measurement (Elevier 2005) 537-544.

“Fiscal Decentralization: Theory as Reform,” in Financial Management Theory in the Public Sector, Aman Khan and W. Bartley Hildreth, eds. (Westport, CT: Praegers, 2004).

“Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis,” in Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation. Harry Hatry, Kathryn Newcomer and Joseph Wholey, eds., 2nd Ed. (San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2004) 506-542.

“Revenue Raising Partners,” in State and Local Tax and Finance: The Law and Policy of Multi-Jurisdictional Taxation, Ferdinand P. Schoettle, ed. (Lexis Nexis: Matthew Bender, 2002).

“Fiscal Stabilization Funds,” in Encyclopedia of State Taxation, Joseph Cordes, ed. (Washington DC: Urban Institute 1999).

"Benefit-Cost Analysis," in Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation, Harry Hatry, Kathryn Newcomer and Joseph Wholey, eds. (San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1994). This book chapter also was reprinted in Japan.

"Externalities," McGill's Survey of Social Sciences: Economics, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1991.

"Intergovernmental Revenues," in Local Government Finance: Concepts and Practices, John E. Peterson and Dennis R. Strachota, eds., Chicago: Government Finance Officers Association, 1991 (with John Forrer).

"Strategic Management in Federal Government," in Handbook Of Strategic Management, Jack Rabin, W. Bartley Hildreth and Gerald J. Miller, eds., New York City: Marcel Dekker, 1989 (with Charles Bingman).

Out of Balance, Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1986 (with former Utah Governor Scott Matheson).

"Excellence in Gubernatorial Leadership: The Utah Experience," in Excellence in Gubernatorial Leadership, Durham, N.C.: The Governors Center, Duke University, 1985.

 

ARTICLES

“Private Finance Initiative—The Theory behind the Practice,” Journal of International Public Administration (forthcoming 2005), with John Forrer.

“Privatization and Organizational Change” International Journal of Business and Public Administration 1:2 (forthcoming, 2004), with Laila El Bayerde, John Forrer, Kathryn Newcomer and Michelle Amante.

“Public Servants as Contract Managers?” Public Contract Law Journal 33:2 (Winter 2003): 361-368, with John Forrer.

“Private Finance Initiative: A Better Public Private Initiative?” 31:2 Public Manager (Summer 2002): 43-47, with John Forrer and Zhibin Zhang.

“Dimensions of Federalism in Medicaid Reform,” Public Administration Review 58:4 (May/June, 1998): 239-246, with Kala Ladenheim.

“Analysis of Jack Kemp’s Proposal for the District of Columbia,” State Tax Notes, 9:18 (1995) 1271-1283, coordinator of study with four other GW professors.

"Crisis and Anticrisis: Why Recessions Weaken Washington and Strengthen State and Local Government," 1991 Proceedings of the National Tax Association (1992).

"The Alamo Imperative: Stiffening Washington's Fiscal Backbone," Policy Bites, The Urban Institute, 12 (May 1992): 1-4, with John Shannon.

"The Crisis and Anticrisis Dynamic: Rebalancing the American Federal System," Public Administration Review, 52:4 (July/August 1992): 321-329, with John Shannon.

"Governance and the New Federal Budget Process," line and item, Public Budgeting & Finance, 12 (Spring 1992): 97-99.

"Revenue Raising Partners," State Legislature (December 1991): 17-19, with John Shannon; reprinted in State Tax Notes 2 (January 27, 1992): 138-139.

"The 1990 Budget Agreement: Redefining the Debate," Public Budgeting & Finance 11 (Spring 1991): 3-24, with Scott Nystrom.

"Current Issues in State Budget and Finance," Public Budgeting & Finance 10 (Spring 1990): 78-112 (opening comment and editor of the series which appeared in the journal throughout 1990-91).

"The Rise of Competitive Federalism" Public Budgeting & Finance 9 (Winter 1989): 3-27, with John Shannon.

"The President's FY 1990 Budget: The Last Act in a Decade of Change," Public Budgeting & Finance 9 (Summer, 1989): 11-29.

"Curbing the Costs of Federal Mandates on State and Local Government," line and item, Public Budgeting & Finance 9 (Spring 1989): 107-111.

"A Better Way to Finance State Offices," State Government 61 (July/Aug. 1988): 152-156.

"President Reagan's FY 88 Budget: The Deficit Drives the Debate," Public Budgeting & Finance 7 (Summer 1987): 3-22.

"Scott M. Matheson's Eight Principles for Gubernatorial Excellence," State Government 59 (July/Aug. 1986): 64-69.

"Is Excellence in the Public Sector Possible?" Public Productivity Review 9 (Spring, 1985): 25-34, with Roger Black.

"Property Tax and Tenant Equality," 89 Harvard Law Review 3 (1976): 531-551, with Terry Moan.

"To Reduce Housing Costs We Must Reduce the Property Tax," Housing Educators Journal 2 no. 1 (1975): 4-8, with Norma Newmark.

"International Law," 1967 Annual Survey of American Law, New York University School of Law: 379-404, with Carol Bellemy and Steve Greiner.

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

“Fiscal Decentralization: Theory as Reform” CLAD, Panama City, Panama, November 2003.

“Private Finance Initiatitive—The Theory behind the Practice,” Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ASPA), Annual Conference, October 2002, Kansas City, Missouri.

“Federal State Fiscal Relations,” US-Japan Culture Center, October 2003, November 2002, Washington DC.

“Allocation of Taxation among Levels of Government in Developing Countries,” APPAM, Washington DC, December 1999.

“Privatization and Private Market Incentives: the Impact on Public Management,” The Evaluators Institute, Washington DC, July 1999.

“Performance Partnering: Strategies that Work,” Conference on Performance Partnerships in State Government, Duke University, December 1998 (co-author with Kathryn Newcomer and David Bernstein).

“Privatization in the United States,” Meridian International Center, Washington DC, September 1998.

Testimony on HR 3244, the District of Columbia Economic Recovery Act, House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, July 31, 1996.

"Current Federal-State-Local Relations Under the Clinton Administration," several presentations during 1993-1995 to visiting business and government leaders from Japan, Korea, and Russia, sponsored by the Office of Professional Development, George Washington University, and the U.S.-Japan Culture Center.

"Crisis and Anti-Crisis: Why Recessions Weaken Washington and Strengthen State and Local Government," Annual Conference of National Tax Association, Williamsburg, VA (November 1991).

"Breaking the Domestic Stalemate: Comparative Advantage in the American Federal System," Annual Conference of ASPA's Section on Budgeting and Financial Management, Washington, D.C. (October 1991).

"Raising Revenues: What Jurisdictions Are Doing and How They Are Doing It," Annual National Conference, ASPA, convener and presenter, Washington, D.C. (March 1991).

"The Politics of Raising Revenue," Annual Conference of ASPA's Section of Budgeting and Financial Management, convener and presenter, Washington, D.C. (November 1990).

"Theories of Federalism: The Rise of Competitive Federalism," Washington Intergovernmental Roundtable, General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C. (April 1990).

"Changing Values and Composition of the American Workforce," Social Security Administration, Baltimore (March 1990) and Mid Level Manager's Mondays, George Washington University (April 1990).

"The Rise of Competitive Federalism: A New Balance in the Intergovernmental System," Public Policy Workshop, George Washington University (October 1989).

"Changes in American Federalism," National Hispana Leadership Institute, Cannon Office Building, Washington, D.C. (October 1989).

"Intergovernmental Policy Making," ASPIRA Training Institute, George Washington University (October 1989).

"Developing and Managing Organizational Excellence," Executive Seminar Series, GWU Division of Continuing Education (August 1989).

"New Federalism," Contemporary Executive Development Programs, George Washington University (1988-1989).

"Governmental Budgeting" and "Governmental Decentralization: State and Local Administration," Advanced Course for International Policy Studies and Senior Executive Program, George Washington University (1988-1991).

"Comparative Concepts of Organizational Excellence," Advanced Management Program, George Washington University (1989-1990).

"Leadership and Organizational Excellence," Advanced Management Program, George Washington University (1991).

"The Uses of Economics in Federal Decision Making," Seminars for Senior Department of Defense Officials, George Washington University (1987-88).

"The Federal Executive Budget" Panel Chair, Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Portland (April 1988).

"Congressional Micromanagement," Commentator, Public Policy Workshop, George Washington University (December 1987).

"Managing Public Administration Journals," Panel Chair, Southwestern Political Science Association, Dallas (March 1987).

"President Reagan's FY 88 Budget and Its Impact on State and Local Government," American Society for Public Administration, National Conference Panel, Boston (March 1987).

"The Impact of Gramm-Rudman on State and Local Government," George Washington University Conference on Gramm-Rudman, Washington, D.C. (Feb. 1986).

"The Impact of Technology for City Managers," at a panel "2001: A Management Odyssey," International City Managers' Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia (Oct. 1985).

"Excellence in Gubernatorial Leadership: The Utah Experience," Paper, American Society for Public Administration, National Conference Panel, Indianapolis, Indiana (March 1985).

"Advising the Policy Makers," Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators, Reston, Virginia (April 1983).

"Fiscal and Tax Priorities for the 1980," American Society for Public Administration, Utah Chapter, Annual Conference, Utah's Changing Role in a Changing Economy, Salt Lake City, Utah (May 1981).

"Setting Priorities in the Governor's Budget," Utah Society of School Superintendents, Park City, Utah (April 1981).

"Tax Policy for a Growing Utah," Wasatch Front Economic Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah (April 1981).

"State Government; the Challenge for the 1980s," Utah Boy's State, Logan, Utah (June 1980).

"Measuring Performance," State Conference on Fraud and Abuse, Salt Lake City, Utah (May 1979).

"Energy Planning and Growth--How to Plan for Impacts," joint meeting of the Council of State Planning Agencies and the National Association of State Budget Officers, Seattle, Washington (June 1978).

"State Land-Use Planning: The Challenge of Federal Pre-emption," American Society for Public Administration, Utah Chapter (April 1978).

 

OTHER PROCEEDINGS, MONOGRAPHS, RESEARCH PROJECTS AND REPORTS

“Comparative Debt Analysis: DC and Seven Benchmark Cities,” Working Paper CR00-07, Center for Excellence in Municipal Management, 2000.

“Fiscal Overview of the States: 2000,” Proceedings, Roundtable: State Budgeting in the 13 Western States, Robert Hueffner, ed., Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 2000 (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 2001).

“Tax Policy Management and Division of Responsibilities among Levels of Government,” prepared for the Ministry of Finance, People’s Republic of China (Washington DC: Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu, 2000).

“Fiscal Overview of the States,” Proceedings, Roundtable: State Budgeting in the 13 Western States, Robert Hueffner, ed., Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 1999 (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 2000).

“Fiscal Overview of the States,” Proceedings, Roundtable: State Budgeting in the 13 Western States, Robert Hueffner, ed., Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 1998 (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 1998).

“Fiscal Overview of the States,” Roundtable: State Budgeting in the 13 Western States, Robert Hueffner, F. Ted Herbert, and Carl Mott eds. Proceedings of the Western Political Science Association, Salt Lake City, University of Utah, 1997.

"Fiscal Overview of the States,” Roundtable: State Budgeting in the 13 Western States, Robert Hueffner, F. Ted Herbert, and Carl Mott eds. Proceedings of the Western Political Science Association, Salt Lake City, University of Utah, 1996.

“Transforming American Federalism: The Role of Crisis, Consensus and Competition,” Manuscript, The Urban Institute, Washington DC, 1992.

"Crisis and Anti-Crisis: Why Recessions Weaken Washington and Strengthen State and Local Governments," Urban Institute Project Report, November 1991.

"Analysis of DCPS Budget," and "Administrative Staff Analysis: Current Personnel Complement and Recent Trends," District of Columbia Board of Education, September 1, 1991.

"The Rise of Competitive Federalism: A New Balance in the Intergovernmental System," George Washington University Graduate Institute for Policy Education and Research, Working Paper, 1989-4 (with John Shannon).

Assessing the Costs of Federal Mandates on State and Local Governments, The Academy for State and Local Government, Washington, D.C., 1988 (with William Diehl).

"Planning, Budgeting, and Individual Performance Management in Utah," in Office of State Services, Managing the Performance of Gubernatorial Appointees, Washington, D.C., National Governors Association, February 1988.

"New Governor Must Rouse His Workers, Emulate Business," Common Carrier, Salt Lake Tribune, August 5, 1984.

White Paper on Severance Tax, Utah State Budget Office, 1982.

State of Utah Budget, Budget in Brief and Capital Budget, 1979-80 to 1982-83.

Message of the Governor and Budget in Brief, 1978-79, Office of the Governor, State of Utah (1978).

"Management for the Future," white papers prepared for Governor-elect Scott M. Matheson on financial planning and forecasting, state management of economic and energy problems, and human services management, State Planning Coordinator's Office, 1976.

Tax Equality Act, Temporary State Commission on Living Costs and the Economy, New York, 1974.

Report on Housing and Rents, Temporary State Commission on Living Costs and the Economy, New York, 1974 (with T. Moan and A. Parker).

Report on Aircraft Noise Pollution, Assemblyman Andrew Stein to the NY State Legislature, 1971.

Government for New York's Communities, a proposal of Assemblyman Andrew Stein (1971).

The Lower East Side: A Socio-Economic Study, a report to the New York City Council, 1969.

Executive Editor, Kennedy Current, published weekly in New York during the presidential campaign of Senator Robert Kennedy.

Classes Taught

PPPA 6000  Cross-Sectoral Governance in the U.S. Federal System
PPPA 6004  Leadership in Public Administration and Public Policy
PPPA 6024  Leadership in Complex Organizations
PPPA 6055  Contracting Out and Private-Public Partnerships