My Academic Agenda
I have two main areas of research:
- I conduct research in topics related to public finance. Lately these have been related to either forecasting or state and local earmarking. At present, in 2018, I am completing a paper on how legislators respond to citizen choices in participatory budgeting and I am editing a book of government budget forecasting.
- I conduct research related to the development of public administration as a discipline. Most of this research is related to the origins, development, and intellectual basis of performance measurement. I anticipate completing a paper on performance budgeting within the next year. I am also working on a framework for better discussing the measurement units for some types of program outcomes. When programs are continuous over longer periods of time, these measurement units may be very difficult to define.
My Online Academic Identity
My academic identity is normally Daniel W. Williams. I have one co-author who listed me as Dan Williams in several articles. I was once incorrectly identified as David Williams in a book review. I have some academic material or links to such material at these sites:
I have worked to make these sites effective, but they are clunky. I have done the most to make sure Google Scholar is correct; however it mostly only list items that are clickable. I have posted a complete list of publications and conference papers at Researcher ID. SSRN mostly contains papers posted by the journals themselves. Some of these sites hide external links even when they are present.
When I post to these sites I try to correctly comply with copyright guidance, which is somewhat explained here and here. When I don't know, I don't post. As time goes by, I post more.