Academic interests

The nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and public economics


Principles of Microeconomics (Econ E201)
The Nonprofit Economy and Public Policy (Econ E514)
Nonprofits and Society (Phst P664)
Senior Seminar (Econ E406)


Honorable Mention Staley-Robeson-Ryan-St. Lawrence Prize for Research on Fund Raising and Philanthropy 1996 and selection by The Nonprofit Times as one of the fifty most influential people in the nonprofit sector 1998


Co-author -- Economics for Nonprofit Managers (Foundation Center Press 1995);
(Editor) The Economics of Nonprofit Enterprises (Edward Elgar Publishing 2004),
(Co-Editor) The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, Second Edition (Yale University Press, 2006).

Articles in American Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, National Tax Journal, Voluntas,Third Sector Review, Journal of Public Economics, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly,Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics;

Chapters in To Profit or Not to Profit: The Commercial Transformation of the Nonprofit Sector, Public Private Partnerships and the Role of the Third Sector in Housing, The Contract Culture in Public Service, Critical Issues in Fundraising, and Capacity for Change? The Nonprofit World in the Age of Devolution


Co-President, ARNOVA 1992-94;
Board Member: Center on Philanthropy 1997-98, Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, 1997-2003;
Associate Director, IU Center on Philanthropy Panel Study, 2000-;
Editorial Boards: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership; International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing; Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics.