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Dr. Craig Maher, Ph.D.

Chair & MPA Coordinator

Department of Public Affairs





Professor Craig Maher teaches graduate-level courses in policy analysis, public budgeting and finance, quantitative research methods, public policy and theory in the Masters of Public Administration Program. His primary research interests include public finance, with emphases in fiscal federalism, fiscal health and K-12 finance.

Professor Maher was recently appointed to the National League of Cities and Urban Institute’s Advisory Legislating-for-Results Advisory Committee. The purpose of which is to develop, and begin dissemination of, educational materials and tools to help local elected officials obtain and use information about the results of government services in helping their citizens. He was also elected to the City of Wauwatosa ’s Common Council in 2004, where he currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Budget and Finance Standing Committee.

Professor Maher previously served as Research Director of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and as Research Associate for the University of Wisconsin ’s Center for Urban Initiatives and Research. In 2004, he organized a statewide conference at UW-Oshkosh on the fiscal health of Wisconsin communities which was attended by then Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Marc Marotta and over 100 local officials.

Craig Maher's curriculum vitae


Selected Publications

Deller, Steven C. and Craig S. Maher. 2006, “A Model of Asymmetries in the Flypaper Effect ,”Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 36 (2): 213-229.

Deller, Steven C. and Craig S. Maher. 2005, “ Categorical Municipal Expenditures with a Focus on the Flypaper Effect,”Public Budgeting and Finance; a publication of the American Society of Public Administration, 25(3): 73-90.

Deller, Steven C., Craig S. Maher and Victor Lleudo. Forthcoming. “ Wisconsin Local Government, State Shared Revenues and the Illusive Flypaper Effect,” Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management.

Maher, Craig S. and Steven Deller. Forthcoming. “Municipal Responses to Fiscal Stress,” International Journal of Public Administration.

Book Chapters

Maher, Craig S. and Craig D. Kammholz. “Forecasting Local Revenues and Expenditures.” Forthcoming In Handbook of Government Budget Forecasting, eds. Professors Jinping Sun and Tom Lynch, Taylor and Francis Pub.

Maher, Craig S. and Thomas Holbrook. 2004. " Wisconsin Among the States." in Wisconsin Politics and Government. McGraw Hill.

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