As a senior advisor to President Obama, G. Edward DeSeve oversaw the successful implementation of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He founded Public Financial Management -- the nation's largest financial advisor to governments -- and served as a professor of public management and finance at the University of Maryland, where he is currently a senior fellow. He is the author of numerous publications including, The Presidential Appointees' Handbook (Brookings 2009). DeSeve is a graduate of Cornell University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Edward DeSeve
December 21, 2011

Regaining the Public’s Trust

It’s easy to get lost in the techniques of public management. But for people to have confidence in government, we need to get back to the basics.
October 19, 2011

The Local Jobs Machine

Washington is debating how to reduce unemployment. But job creation is a local affair, and it’s a management challenge.
August 3, 2011

Federalism: Can't We All Just Get Along?

We used to have a forum for our various levels of government to consult with one another. There's a simple way to get that conversation going again.
June 22, 2011

A 'New Agenda' for Public Administration

Six ideas for implementing government policy ethically, collaboratively, on time and within budget.
May 18, 2011

How to Become a Sustainability Leader

Three lessons leaders need to know in order to advance their ideas.

Performance Management for Sustainability

The way D.C.'s chief technology officer managed his organization points the way to the tools needed for energy efficient development.

Green Jobs and the Need for Speed

The stimulus package promises billions for energy-efficiency projects. State and local governments must be ready to move quickly, and they will need to embrace new levels of accountability and transparency.

Sustainability and Survival

Managing development to meet the needs of the present without compromising the future is no longer a luxury.