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Thad Calabrese's research and teaching focus broadly on applying financial management theories and techniques to organizations engaged in providing public services - in the public, health, and not-for-profit sectors. He is an active researcher and his work has appeared in the academic journals including the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Public Administration Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Public Budgeting and Finance, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, National Tax Journal, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART), among others. He has co-authored three texts: Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations - 4th Edition (Pearson Prentice Hall), as well as the 5th through 7th Editions (CQ) - Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices, 7th - 9th Editions (Wiley), and Accounting Fundamentals for Health Care Management, 2nd and 3rd Editions (Jones and Bartlett Learning). In addition to his academic work, he has also published many applied public policy research reports. Thad has partnered with the Volcker Alliance, the Citizens Budget Commission, and the Garden State Initiative, among others, to produce such research on critical budgetary issues facing state and local governments.

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