Assistant Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service
Texas A&M University
1099 Allen Building
4220 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
United States
(979) 862-3857

Dr. Robert Greer is an assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Dr. Greer specializes in public budgeting and finance and is an expert in state and local government debt, financial management, and issues of federalism.

Greer earned both his MPP and PhD from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky, he has a BA in economics and business administration from Trinity University, and he has an MPA from the University of North Texas. He was the recipient of the 2012 Emerging Scholar Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and was also awarded the Hatton W Sumner Scholar Award. He has been published in numerous prominent journals including Public Budgeting & Finance, Municipal Finance Journal, and Public Finance Review.

Dr. Robert Greer

Dr. Robert Greer is an assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Dr. Greer specializes in public budgeting and finance and is an expert in state and local government debt, financial management, and issues of federalism.

Risk Management and Reducing Improper Payments: A Case Study of the U.S. Department of Labor

This report continues the IBM Center’s long interest in risk management with a specific focus on employing risk management strategies to reduce improper payments in the U S Department of Labor’s (DOL) Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. There is a long tradition of public management scholarship that has provided empirical support for the hypothesis that management matters for government performance. One specific management activity that has been growing in prominence in federal agencies over the last several years is risk management.