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, Forthcoming. (Type: Conference | BibTeX)
Nathan Parrish; Anna L. Buczak; Jared Zook; James P. Howard, II; Brian 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)
Natalie M. Scala; Paul Goethals; James P. Howard, II: Process Maps and Threats to Election Systems Integrity. Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo Orlando, Florida, Forthcoming. (Type: Conference | 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: 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)

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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