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Craig Johnson

Associate Professor
(812) 855-0732
SPEA Room 229

Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 1993
M.P.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1987
B.A., (Highest Distinction #1 class ranking), San Jose State University, 1984
A.A., Hartnell College, 1982

Professional Experience

  • Director, Hudson-Holland Scholarship Program, Indiana University, 1999-2002
  • State University of New York at Albany, 1991-1992
  • New York State Assembly, 1987-1988
  • New York State, Division of the Budget and Legislative Policy, 1986-1987

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Fellow, 1999-2000
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University, 1998, 1999
  • SPEA Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 1998, 2002
  • Indiana University Graduate Faculty, Associate Member.
  • Dr. Seth Spellman Academic Achievement Award, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1988-1990
  • Magna cum laude; National Who’s Who Exceptional Achievement Dean’s List; Presidents Honor Roll San Jose State University, 1984
  • Valedictorian, Presidents Honor Roll, Hartnell College, 1982

Professional Interests
Capital markets and financial intermediation, financial management, public budgeting and finance, financing e-government, financing economic development, environmental and infrastructure finance

Current Projects
U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored project on economically targeted investments, as well as research on linked-deposit investments and municipal certificates of participation and tax increment and derivative financial instruments

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Understanding Dodd-Franks Reach into Main Streets Financial Market. (2012) In the Symposium:The Impact of the Great Recession on the Financial Management Practices of State and Local Governments, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting Financial Management.
  • Government-Wide Financial Statements and Credit Risk. Public Budgeting and Finance, Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2012.
  • "The Downgrading of the United States of America: Does it Certify the Fiscal Decline of America?" The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Insights. November 2011
  • “A Framework for Pricing Government E-Services.” Electronic Commerce and Research Applications. Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2007
  • “Fiscal Institutions, Credit Ratings and Borrowing Costs.” Public Budgeting and Finance. Volume 25, Number 1, Spring 2005. (co-author)
  • “The State of the Tobacco Settlement: Are Settlement Funds Being Used to Finance State Government Budget Deficits? A Research Note.” Public Budgeting and Finance. Volume 24, Number 1, Spring 2004
  • “The Rise and Fall of Eastside Community Investments, Inc.: The Life of an Extraordinary Community Development Corporation.” Journal of Urban Affairs. Volume 25, Number 5, 2003. (co-author)