Kenneth Kriz, Ph.D.
Date of Appointment: 2002
Phone: (402) 554.2058
Fax: (402) 554.2682
Office: CB 111
The Public Economy
Public Finance Administration
Professor Kriz conducts research focusing on municipal debt economics and administration, government financial risk management techniques, economic development policy, and transportation finance, along with the use of simulation techniques in public finance. He has consulted with several public and nonprofit organizations on financial and economic issues. Professor Kriz is a frequent presenter at budgeting and financial management conferences and has published papers in the areas of local government reserve funds, municipal bond economics and underwriting strategies, the effects of revenue limitation initiatives on state government borrowing costs, and tax increment financing. He currently serves as vice-chairman of the City of Omaha Civilian Employees Pension Board. Professor Kriz' most recent work has taken him to transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe, where he has lectured and done research on public financial administration.
Professor Kriz is active in the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration, Central and Eastern Europe, and is a member of the American Society of Public Administration.
Professional Honors & Awards
Fulbright Lecturing Grant, Teaching Public Finance in Estonia, 2004-05
Teacher of the Year, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota, 2000-2001
Outstanding Teaching by an Associate Instructor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1998-1999
American Association of Individual Investors Best Paper Award in Investments, Awarded at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Finance Association. March 31-April 2, 2000.
Hobbies & Interests
Professor Kriz is interested in Russia and the transformation of the former Soviet countries, studies the Russian and Estonian languages and cultures, and travels extensively in Central and Eastern Europe. He is also an avid runner and weight trainer.
Ken Kriz maintains a personal website at http: //kkriz.lunarpages.com.