2006-present –CITYECONOMIST and CSRNYC - Principal. Prepared report on the Topkapi Iplik factory in
Istanbul under contract with the Center for International Private Enterprise
(an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), released February 2009. Other
clients include the Consulate-General of Japan (briefings), the Global Peace
Index (calculating the Global Peace Dividend) via Economists for Peace and
Security, the Greenlining Institute (successful rate intervention), and the
Sallan Foundation (research on green buildings and green incubators).
Professor at three universities: UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA, developed course
module on Workplace Standards Certification for the Certificate in Corporate
Social Responsibility, 2008-2009.NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Stern School of Business–Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics in the Markets, Ethics and
Law Program (2002-2008). Teach MBA students the course on corporate social
responsibility using website postings and electronic interaction. PACE UNIVERSITY–Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance. Teach at the Lubin
School and White Plains campuses, courses on money and capital markets,
personal finance, business plans,
OF THE NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER - Chief Economist (and, in
1994-1997, Senior Policy Adviser), appointed by City Comptroller Liz Holtzman,
reappointed by the two successor City Comptrollers, Alan Hevesi and Bill
Thompson, spanning five city administrations. Recipient of Special Award from
NYC Comptroller Holtzman. Recipient of 9-11 Special Award from NYC
Comptroller Thompson. Directed the economic and revenue unit that prepares
the City Charter-mandated report on the state of the economy and quarterly
economic updates. Responsible for preparation of estimates of the economic
and fiscal impact on NYC of events and market developments, such as:
- The High Cost of Electricity, Housing and Milk. Prepared
expert testimony for the Comptroller’s Office intervention
in electricity rate-regulation and electricity-company merger cases,
advocating for the needs of residential and small-businesses customers.
Directed research for and wrote studies of the cost of housing and milk
- Ireland Peace Bond as Incentives for Peace.
Directed “Ireland Peace Bond” proposal to aid in economic development of
Ireland after a ceasefire.
- The Economic Impact on NYC of Terrorism, Sports,
Technology, Weather, Intellectual-Property Piracy. Directed research for
and wrote reports on the impact on the NYC economy of the World Trade Center
bombing (1993), the sports economy (1996), the software/IT industry (1999),
the 9/11 attacks (2001 report received Citation from the National Conference of State Legislatures),
snowfall (1994), intellectual property (2004),
ON MUNICIPAL PERFORMANCE. President and CEO. Founded and headed nonprofit organization
dedicated to analysis of local government performance in the United
States. Raised several million dollars from Federal (HUD and National
Commission on Productivity), foundation (Ford, Lilly, R.W. Johnson) and
corporate grants, a fundraising dinner and individual memberships to study
comparative local government productivity and the merits of outsourcing
government services. Wrote several books on cities and their management,
published by Facts on File, Macmillan, Wiley. JTM REPORTS, INC. President and CEO. Headed consulting firm focused on regional
and national economic development. Obtained grants (e.g. MacArthur Foundation
for a study of regional economic adjustment after the end of the Cold War)
and ;produced books published by HarperCollins, Bantam, Westview and
MasterMedia. Wrote, and went on book tours for six books. For Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Waterbury, VT, was the first Social Auditor and
initiated the first-ever Stakeholder
– BARUCH COLLEGE, CUNY, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance (1969-1973).
Taught corporate finance at the undergraduate and graduate (MBA, DBA) level.
Chairman, Faculty Committee on Research. Founded The Journal of Financial
Education, and edited the first two issues; it is still published.
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE
CORPORATION, Washington, DC. Financial Economist, GS-12, rated 13.
Prepared a report on the quality of bank credit that was published in the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
and several articles on deposit insurance and bank regulatory reform that
were published in banking journals.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, Washington, DC. Financial Economist, GS-11. Prepared
a report on the SBIC Program (SBA-assisted venture capital).
RESERVE BOARD, Washington, DC, Economist,
GS-9. Made two presentations to the Board of Governors (under Chairman
William McChesney Martin) on South Africa. Contributed to monthly reports to
the Board on Japanese money markets.
NY Association for Business Economics. Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics.
Member of the Board since 2000 and Past President 2002-2003. During his term
as President the Club’s speakers included Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, Alan
Blinder and Ben Bernanke.
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC. Ph.D. in Economics. Awarded distinctions in
international finance and money and banking. Dissertation on "Flow of
Funds and Economic Development Policies in South Africa." Elected to
Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national economics honorary fraternity.
HARVARD COLLEGE, A.B. cum laude. Scholarship holder every year at Harvard.
Editor and Writer of the first edition of the Let’s Go Guide to Europe.
Books include: The Book of American City
Rankings, Book of World City
Rankings, Cities of Opportunity,
Building a Peace Economy,Contracting Municipal Services and The Livable Cities Almanac. Founder of the Journal of Financial
Educationand editor of the first two issues. Editor of The Privatization Report for four
years and the National Civic Review
for two years. Articles (some with co-authors) are published in journals such as The
Journal of Money Credit and Banking, The Journal of Economic
Perspectives, Risk Management, Public Budgeting and Finance,
The John Liner Review, American Economic Review and The Journal of
Accountancy. The New York Times has published four op-eds; others
have appeared in Newsday and The Asian Wall Street Journal. Blog
regularly for Huffington Post (more than 140 posts under Politics, Business
or the branded “Green Edge”) – samples include Why
Estimates of the Cost of the War in Iraq Have Risen and the Credit
Cardholders Bill of Rights.
PUBLICATION (CAN BE EMAILED)
Written Testimony presented to the Joint Economic Committee, U.S.
Congress, March 20, 1990.