Odd Stalebrink, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Administration, School of Public Affairs
Professor-in-Charge, Certificate Program in Public Budgeting and Financial Management
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, W159
W159 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Biography

Odd J. Stalebrink is an associate professor of public administration at the School of Public Affairs at the Pennsylvania State University. His research and teaching specialization is in the area of public budgeting and financial management. His scholarly work has appeared in numerous peer reviewed journals including but not limited to Financial Accountability and Management, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting and Financial Management, The Accounting Forum, American Review of Public Administration, Transportation Research A: Policy and Practice, International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, and the Journal of Public Budgeting and Finance. He is a member in the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM); the National Tax Association (NTA); the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM); and the European Accounting Association (EAA). He holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Va., and masters and bachelor degrees in business administration from Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Sweden.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)
  • Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM)
  • The National Tax Association (NTA)
  • The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
  • The European Accounting Association (EAA)

Dr. Stalebrink has continued his research on pension reform at the state level. He has periodically traveled to Arlington, Virginia to meet with other scholars and administrators concerned with the topic of pension reform. 

 

Research Interests

Governmental Accounting

Performance Budgeting

Investment Administration

Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development

Publications

Stalebrink O.J. (2018), Governmental Accounting and the Management, Discussion and Analysis Section: An Exploratory Study of Understandability, Public Administration Quarterly 42(1), 120-141.

Stalebrink, O. J. (2017) Public Pension Fund Investments: The Role of Governance Structures, Journal of Law, Economics and Policy. 14(1), 35-60.

Stalebrink, O. J. (2016) Public Pension Funds and Alternative Investments: A Tale of Four Swedish National Pension Funds, International Journal of Public Administration. 39(2) 107-121.

Stalebrink, O. J., & Frisco, V. (2015) Federal Performance Budgeting and the U.S. System of Separation of Powers: An Examination of the Program Assessment Rating Tool. International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management. 2 (3), 283-302.

Stalebrink, O. J. (2014) Public Pension Funds and Assumed Rates of Return: An Empirical Examination of Public Sector Defined Benefit Pension Plans. American Review of Public Administration, 44 (1), 91-110.

Stalebrink, O.J., Frisco, V. (2011) PART in Retrospect: An Examination of Legislators' Attitudes toward PART.Journal of Public Budgeting and Finance, 32 (2), 1-21.

Sacco J. F., Stalebrink O. J., & Posner, P. (2011). Symposium Introduction for Symposium on Flexible Budgeting, Public Finance Journal,11 (2), 1-5.

Stalebrink, O. and, Sacco, J. F. (2011). A Contemporary Perspective on Public Sector Venture Capitalism. In Sameeksha Desai, Peter Nijkamp & Roger Stough (Ed.), New Directions in Regional Economic Development: The Role of Entrepreneurship Theory and Methods, Practice and Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited: Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA.

Plant, J., Stalebrink, O.J., Vasavada, T. B. (2010). Public Values, Public Official Associations and Professionalism: A Cross-National Analysis. American Review of Public Administration, 40 (6), 722-741.

Stalebrink, O.J., Kriz, K., Wendy, G. (2010). Prudent Public Sector Investing and Modern Portfolio Theory: An Examination of Public Defined Benefits Plans. Journal of Public Budgeting and Finance, 30 (11), 28-46.

Sacco, J. F., Stalebrink, O.J. (2010). Governmental Accounting, Global Markets and Ideologies: A Historical Study of U.S. State and Local Practices, 22 (1), 112-133.

Stalebrink, O. J., & Sacco, J. (2010). Symposium introduction to the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, 22 (1), 47-51.

Stalebrink, O. J. (2009). National performance mandates and intergovernmental collaboration: An examination of the program assessment rating tool (PART), American Review of Public Administration, 39 (6), 619-639.

Sacco, J. F., Stalebrink, O. J., & Bushee, G. (2009). SOX and NGOs: Promises and pitfalls. In Evan M. Berman (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, 2nd Edition (pp. 1-7). Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Stalebrink. O. J. (2008). Infrastructure reporting in small and rural local governments: The case of West Virginia. In A. Amekudzi & S. McNeil (Eds) Infrastructure reporting and asset management: Best practices and opportunities (pp. 99-107). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Special Publication.

Frisco, V., & Stalebrink, O. J. (2008). Congressional use of the Program Assessment Rating Tool, Journal of Public Budgeting & Finance, 28 (2), 1-19.

Stalebrink, O. J. (2007). An investigation of discretionary accruals and surplus-deficit management: Evidence from Swedish municipalities, Financial Accountability and Management, 23 (4), 441-458.

Stalebrink, O. J., & Sacco, J. F. (2007). Rationalization of financial statement fraud in government: An Austrian perspective, Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA), 18 (4), 489-507.

Stalebrink, O. J., & Sacco, J. F. (2006). Public sector investment failures: Theoretical contributions from new institutional and Austrian economic theory, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, 18 (3), 351-375.

Bushee, G., Sacco, J. F., & Stalebrink, O. J. (2006). The role of institutions of private property rights and money in entrepreneurial discovery. In I. Johansson (Ed.) Entrepreneurship and development: Local processes and global patterns (pp. 183-195). Trollhättan, Sweden: University West.

Stalebrink, O. J., & Gifford, J. L. (2005). Transportation asset management. In K. Button & D. Hensher (Eds) Handbooks in transport - Volume 6: Handbook of transport strategy, policy and institutions (pp. 275-283).Elsevier Science, Ltd.

Stalebrink, O. J., (2004). The Hayek and Mises Controversy: Bridging differences, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 7 (1), 27-38.

Stalebrink, O. J., & Sacco, J. F. (2003). An 'Austrian' perspective on commercial accounting practices in the public sector, Accounting Forum, 23, 339-358. Candidate initiated this project idea and wrote the initial draft. Candidate contributed 85%.

Sacco, J. F., & Stalebrink, O. J. (2003). Adding economic and information theory to technique - The case of using the Uniform Chart of Accounts for building entrepreneurial nonprofit organizations. In M. Khosrowpour (Ed.) Information technology and organizations: Trends, issues, challenges and solutions, Volume 2 (pp. 986-989). Idea Group Publishing.

Gifford, J. L., & Stalebrink, O. J. (2002), Remaking transportation organizations for the 21st Century: Consortia and the value of organizational learning, Transportation Research Part A Policy and Practice, 36 (7), 645-657.

Gifford, J. L., & Stalebrink, O. J. (2002). ITS standardisation: Lessons from the consortium approach, International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 1 (3), 56-71.

Gifford, J. L., & Stalebrink, O. J. (2001). Transportation demand management. In K. Button & D. Hensher (Ed.) Handbooks in transport - Volume 3: Transport systems and traffic control (pp. 199-208). Elsevier Sciences, Ltd.

Stalebrink, O. J., & Gifford, J. L. (2000). Transportation asset management: The value of enterprise-based financial reporting, Transportation Research Record, 1729, 51-56.

Education

B.Sc.; M.Sc.; Ph.D. (George Mason)

Course Schedule
PADM 502
PADM 522
PADM 523
PADM 897