Public Administration, Public Finance
Professor Peddle is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 1984, and M.P.A. and B.A. degrees from Drake University. He taught economics at Holy Cross College (1984-90). His teaching interests include public finance and financial management, growth management policy, economic development policy, research methods, and program evaluation. His research has focused on local and regional economic development tools and policies, growth management policy, government's role in education, local public finance, and financial management. He also has directed the annual Illinois Policy Survey for the past several years.
Work in Progress:
- Paper on the implications of reduced use of revenues bonds as a state and local government financing tool is being revised.
- Paper on the fiduciary responsibilities of elected officials is being revised
- Paper on non-resident user fees
- Rewriting ED bargaining book to bring it into line with the major economic changes that have occurred in the development markets.
"Measuring the Financial Position of Municipalities: Numbers Do Not Speak for Themselves," (with S. Sohl, K. Thurmaier, C. Wood, and G. Kuhn) Public Budgeting & Finance, 29(Fall 2009), 74-96
"Innovation in Hard Times is Essential, But Often Most Difficult," in Navigating the Fiscal Crisis: Tested Strategies for Local Leaders, Alliance for Innovation, White Paper commissioned by ICMA, Phoenix (AZ), January 2009.
"Finance," in Political Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions (Volume 2) (Donald P. Haider-Markel, General Editor), Washington (D.C.): CQ Press, 2009, pp. 774-776.
"Fiscal Federalism," (with Shannon Sohl) in Political Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions (Volume 2) (Donald P. Haider-Markel, General Editor), Washington (D.C.): CQ Press, 2009, pp. 770-774.
"Negotiating and Bargaining in Economic Development," Government Finance Review, 2008.
"Development Exactions,"(with R. Dahlstrom), in Financing Economic Development for the 21st Century (White, Bingham, and Hill (eds.)), M.E. Sharpe, 2003.
"Does Government Need to be Involved in Primary and Secondary Education?," Garland Publishing, 2000.
"Do Development Impact Fees Reduce Residential Growth?," (with M. Skidmore), Growth and Change, 1998.
"Development Exactions as Growth Management and Local Infrastructure Finance Tools" (with J. Lewis), Public Works Management and Policy, 1996.
"Planned Industrial and Commercial Developments in the United States," Economic Development Quarterly, 1993.
"The Appropriate Estimation of Intrametropolitan Firm Location Models," Land Economics, 1987.