Paula Ganga, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Duke Kunshan University

As a comparative political economy scholar, Paula Ganga uses her knowledge of advanced statistical methodologies, seven languages and travel to over 40 countries to examine the economic outcomes of political institutions, state-market interactions, the political actors driving the process and the inequalities between the winners and losers of this process. Ganga is particularly interested in populism and economic nationalism, inequality and economic development, energy and environmental policy, corruption and transparency, and democratic backsliding.

Quantum Technology Challenge: What Role for the Government?

Quantum technology has the potential to reshape the economic and social landscape of the world. The U.S. has already invested significant resources in developing quantum information science (QIS), but more needs to be done as government operations could bear the brunt of the disruptions and possible attacks.

Design Principles for Responsible Use of AI to Enhance Customer Experience Using Public Procurement

Co-Authors: Kayla Schwoerer, Andrea Patrucco, and Ilia Murtazashvili

This is an excerpt of Chapter 8 from our new book Transforming the Business of Government: Insights on Resiliency, Innovation, and Performance. 

Ilia Murtazashvili, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Ilia Murtazashvili is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. His research and teaching interests include political economy, property rights, self-governance, and natural resource governance. His current research focuses on the political foundations of effective private property rights, the consequences of the shale boom, the link between social institutions and forest governance, and the politics and economic significance of blockchain technology.

Andrea Patrucco, Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing & Logistics

Andrea Patrucco is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the Florida International University College of Business.

Kayla Schwoerer, Assistant Professor Department of Public Administration & Policy

Kayla Schwoerer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY. She earned her PhD at Rutgers University-Newark’s School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), her Master of Public Administration at Arizona State University, and her BA in Sociology from Texas Tech University.

Ana Maria Dimand, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration

Ana earned her Ph.D. and a Graduate Certificate in Public Finance, Procurement, and Contract Management, at Florida International University, Miami. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) from the Romanian-American University, Bucharest, Romania. Ana has extensive practitioner experience on government contracting.

Tax Modernization

The work and daily business of tax agencies is in the process of being transformed. Intelligent automation, artificial intelligence and hybrid-cloud underpin these changes. We have launched a series of blogs on the ‘Future of Tax’ to explore a variety of topics such as digital maturity models and the systematic development of digital capabilities.




Finding Value in the Unexpected: A Conversation with Margaret Heffernan

Why are most humans uncomfortable with uncertainty and prediction addition? Does technological progress make predicting the future easier? If we can’t predict the future, how can we prepare for it? Why are the human gifts of curiosity and creativity more powerful tools to preparing for the future than submitting to false forecasts that disguise uncertainty as perfect and knowable data? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with author Margaret Heffernan.



Broadcast Date: 
Monday, January 15, 2024 - 10:52