Public and International Affairs

A lifetime ago, when I was deciding where to go to college, the University of Maryland made a much more interesting offer than all the other schools. They offered me a seat in the College Park Scholars program. It did not come with money, but it did offer an interesting opportunity to diversify my college experience in a way nobody else was talking about. This was why I went to Maryland, ultimately. But College Park Scholars offered 12 or so subprograms and I had to select one. For predictable reasons, I picked the International Studies program. Maryland, at the time, did not offer minors, but that is effectively what the program was. I find my work in this space is increasing over the last few years.

After Maryland, I got interested in public economics while I was working on the Columbia Association’s budget committees. One year, we were asked to adapt the Altman Z-Score to Columbia. It does not work very well since Columbia has no equity, but the underlying idea was sound. I planned to write my dissertation on the topic. For a number of reasons, that did not happen and I ended up writing about the the National Flood Insurance Program, instead.

However, I have had the chance to work on public economics as a part of my environmental research and given a couple of talks on the topic. Further, I have taught both public finance and public financial management at the University of Baltimore. This page collects material under the heading of public affairs, but domestic and international.

Publications and Presentations

James P. Howard, II: Forecasting Artificial Earth Satellite Populations. 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings Vancouver, British Columbia, 2018. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
Nathan H. Parrish; Anna L. Buczak; Jared T. Zook; James P. Howard, II; Brian J. Ellison: Crystal Cube: Multidisciplinary Approach to Disruptive Events Prediction. 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and the Affiliated Conferences Orlando, Florida, Forthcoming. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
Nathan H. Parrish; Anna L. Buczak; Jared T. Zook; James P. Howard, II; Brian J. Ellison; Benjamin D. Baugher: Crystal Cube: Multidisciplinary Approach to Disruptive Events Prediction. Jussi Ilari Kantola; Salman Nazir; Tibor Barath (Ed.): Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Society, pp. 571–581, AHFE 2018 Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-319-94709-9. (Type: Inproceedings | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: The Needs of the Many and the Needs of the Few. NerdNite Baltimore #8, Baltimore, Maryland, 2017. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: And Behind Door #3.... Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, 2017. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Review of Political Analysis Using R by James E. Monogan III. Journal of Statistical Software, 74 (1), pp. 1–3, 2016, ISSN: 1548-7660. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Economics of Martian Infrastructure. Mars Society 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention‎, Washington, 2016. (Type: Conference | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Retrospective Social Discount Rates. 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings Chicago, Illinois, 2016. (Type: Conference | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Public Financial Management. Syllabus, 5 (1), 2016, ISSN: 2163-3177. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Why This Hammer Costs $435 . Ignite Howard County #2, Columbia, Maryland, 2015. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Planning for Martian Polity. Mars Society 18th Annual International Mars Society Convention‎, Washington, 2015. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Why Congress should keep the imperiled Export-Import Bank. The Conversation 2015. (Type: Online | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Social Benefits and Costs of the National Flood Insurance Program. University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-303-97664-3. (Type: PhD Thesis | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Private Applications of Local Government Risk Metrics. American Society for Public Administration 2014 Annual Conference Washington, 2014. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Estimating the Net Social Benefits of the National Flood Insurance Program. Increasing the Utility of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Fifth Annual Conference and Meeting of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Washington, 2013. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: SGA election rules fly in the face of free speech. University of Maryland Diamondback, 2007. (Type: Miscellaneous | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: The Little Red Menace. University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, 2001. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: The Culture of Affluence Looks at the Cold War . Undergraduate Research Day, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland, 2001. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: The American Invasion of Russia. University of Maryland College Park Scholars Capstone Conference College Park, Maryland, 2000. (Type: Conference | BibTeX)

Grants and Support

Co-Investigator: Crystal Cube—The Future Is Here. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, (PI: Anna Loskiewicz-Buczak), Propulsion Grant 2018, ($500,000). (Type: Workshop | BibTeX)
Co-Investigator: Crystal Cube—The Future Is Here. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, (PI: Anna Loskiewicz-Buczak), Propulsion Grant 2017, ($350,000). (Type: Workshop | BibTeX)

Related Coverage and News

Patrick Henderson's Meet the People : Economics and the New Tax Laws. WOLB-FM Baltimore, 2018. (Type: Miscellaneous | Links | BibTeX)
Heidi Hecht: Interview with James Howard. YouTube, 2016. (Type: Miscellaneous | Links | BibTeX)
Breakthrough Entertainment with David S. Isaac: Pros and Cons of Implementing an Annual Purge. 1480 KPHX, 2016. (Type: Miscellaneous | Links | BibTeX)
Robert McGarvey: So You Want to Be a Billionaire? Buy Lottery Tickets, Maybe. The Street 2016, visited: 29.06.2016. (Type: Online | Links | BibTeX)
Elaine Pofeldt: Export Credit Agencies Abide. Global Trade, pp. 26-27, 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

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