Bill Shkurti retired in 2010 after 20 years as Ohio State’s vice president for business and finance. He also served as director of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management, and as chief of staff to the chair of the Ohio Senate Finance Committee. Additionally, Shkurti has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including the James Cancer Hospital, Shawnee State University, Ohio Student Loan Commission, Transportation Research Center and the Upper Arlington Library.
Shkurti is an Ohio State graduate with a degree with distinction in economics in 1968 and a master’s in public administration in 1974. He received the John Glenn College Outstanding Public Service Award in 2005. His teaching and research interests include public budgeting and financial management. He has written journal articles on revenue forecasting, the economic impact of Honda in Ohio and the role of health care in Ohio’s economy. He has also published two statistical profiles of the State of Ohio (Benchmark Ohio 1989 and 1991) and a book on the challenges of the drawdown from the Vietnam War, “Soldiering on in a Dying War,” published by the University Press of Kansas in 2011.
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.