Peter Jones. Assistant Professor
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(205) 996-2533
Heritage Hall 405

Research Interests: Public budgeting and finance, education finance and policy, econometrics and research methods

Office Hours: T 3:00 - 4:00 p.m; W 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.; and by appointment

Education:
  • B.S., University of Kentucky, Journalism
  • MPP, University of Kentucky, Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Education Finance

Pete received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 2014. Broadly, his research focuses on public budgeting and finance, and in particular, he examines K-12 funding and the financial ramifications of various education policy issues. In his recent work, he examined where charter schools located across the US and how the recent charter school movement has influenced the revenues and expenditures of traditional public school districts. More information is available on Dr. Jones' CV.

  • Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Administrators 
  • Public Economics for Public Managers 
  • Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Decision Analysis
  • Education: Economics and Policy Studies
  • Data Management

Articles:

Peer-reviewed book chapters:

  • Jones, Peter, Rakow, Cole, & Reitano, Vincent. 2019. School District Enrollment Projections and Budget Forecasting. In: Williams D., Calabrese T. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Government Budget Forecasting. Palgrave Studies in Public Debt, Spending, and Revenue. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
  • Reitano, Vincent, Jones, Peter, Barrett, Nate, and Fowles, Jacob. 2019. Forecast Bias and Capital Reserves Accumulation. In: Williams D., Calabrese T. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Government Budget Forecasting. Palgrave Studies in Public Debt, Spending, and Revenue. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • Association of Education Finance and Policy
  • Association of Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Scholars Strategy Network – Alabama Chapter
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama Roundtable