Faculty Profile

Yu Shi

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Public Administration
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016.
Major: Public Administration
Degree Specialization: Public Finance and Public Management
MPA, Syracuse University, 2010.
Major: Public Administration
Degree Specialization: Public management and public finance
BA, University of Nottingham, 2008.
Major: International Studies
Degree Specialization: International studies

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PADM 5510.001, Administrative Research Methods II, Fall 2021 Syllabus
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2021 Syllabus
PADM 6710.002, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2021 Syllabus
PADM 6710.006, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Summer 8W1 2021 Syllabus
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6015.001, Public Organization Research and Theory, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5430.001, Financial Accountability in Government, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5400.001, Managing Financial Resources, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6710.007, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 3410.002, Financial Aspects of Government., Spring 2020 Syllabus
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PADM 5510.001, Administrative Research Methods II, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6710.002, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6710.006, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5400.001, Managing Financial Resources, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 6710.002, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5700.002, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2018 SPOT
PADM 6710.002, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2018 SPOT
PADM 5400.001, Managing Financial Resources, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Fall 2017 SPOT
PADM 5700.003, Seminar in Public Administration, Fall 2017 SPOT
PADM 6710.006, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2017 SPOT
PADM 6710.007, Seminar in Public Administration and Management, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5020.001, Leading and Managing Public Organizations, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5400.001, Managing Financial Resources, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 3410.001, Financial Aspects of Government., Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PADM 5400.001, Managing Financial Resources, Fall 2016 SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Encyclopedia Article
Shi, Y. (2019). Budget Cycle.
Shi, Y. (2019). Public Employment During Budget Crisis.
Journal Article
Shi, Y. (2021). The Influence of Neighboring Jurisdictions Matters: Examining the Impact of Natural Disaster Damage on Local Government Fiscal Accounts. Public Finance Review.
Jang, H., Shi, Y., Keyes, L., Dicke, L. A. (2021). Responding to the Needs of the Homeless in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of Initiatives in 20 Major U.S. cities. International Journal of Public Administration. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01900692.2021.1925693?journalCode=lpad20
Chen, C., Shi, Y., Zhang, P. (2021). A Cross-Country Comparison of National Fiscal Policy Responses to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fcpa20/current
Park, H., Shi, Y. (2021). District Reliance by Service Function: A Study of Public Financing of American Special-Function Jurisdictions. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. 7(1), 10-28. https://www.jpna.org/index.php/jpna/issue/view/24
Miao, Q., Shi, Y., Davlasheridze, M. (2021). Fiscal Decentralization and Natural Disaster Mitigation: Evidence from the United States Fiscal Decentralization and Natural Disaster Mitigation: Evidence from the United States. Public Budgeting & Finance. 41(1), 26-50. Wiley. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/pbaf.12273
Wu, Y., Shi, Y. (2021). Does General Fund Balance Stablize Municipal Expenditure Volatility? Evidence from Large American Cities. International Journal of Public Administration. 44(5), 420-429. SAGE. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01900692.2020.1728772
Shi, Y., Cheng, Y. (. (2021). Nonprofit-as-Supplement: Examining the Link Between Nonprofit Financial Support and Public Service Quality. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. 32, 28-44. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11266-020-00302-w
Shi, Y. (2020). Using Fuzzy Logic to Evaluate and Compare State Financial Condition During and After the Great Recession of 2008: Fuzzy Rule-Based Systems. Public Administration Quarterly. 44(3), 394-432. https://paq.spaef.org/article/1940/Using-Fuzzy-Logic-to-Evaluate-and-Compare-State-Financial-Condition-During-and-after-the-Great-Recession-of-2008-Fuzzy-Rule-Based-Systems-
Cheng, Y., Shi, Y., Andrew, S. A. (2020). Exploring the Link between Fiscal Arrangements and the Quality of Public Services: Evidence from Major U.S. Urban Park Systems. Public Performance and Managment Review. 43(6), 1445-1470. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15309576.2020.1781215?journalCode=mpmr20
Shi, Y., Hendrick, R. (2020). The Problem of the Fiscal Common-pool: Is There an Overlap Effect on State and Local Debt?. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. 32(2), 137-157. Emerald Insight. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JPBAFM-11-2019-0176/full/html
Shi, Y., Jang, H., Keyes, L., Dicke, L. A. (2020). Nonprofit Service Continuity and Responses in the Pandemic: Disruptions, Ambiguity, Innovation and Challenges. Public Administration Review. 80(5), 874-879. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/puar.13254
Shi, Y. (2020). The Expansion of the Public Sector in Federalism: A Comparative analysis of a Macro Level Governing Structure and Government Size. Local Government Studies Journal. 46(5), 673-692. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03003930.2019.1644320
Shi, Y. (2019). A Response to Fiscal Stress: Public Sector Employment Reduction across States during a Budget Crisis. International Journal of Public Administration. 42(13), 1095-1105. https://www-tandfonline-com.libproxy.library.unt.edu/doi/full/10.1080/01900692.2019.1575852
Shi, Y., Aydemir, N., Wu, Y. (2018). What Factors Drive the Adoption of Municipal Fiscal Policies? An Empirical Investigation of Major Cities in the U.S.. State and Local Government Review. 50(3), 177-188. SAGE. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0160323X18813418
Shi, Y., Hendrick, R., Park, H. (2018). Fiscal Decentralization and Capacity to Service Debt: Are They Tightly Linked?. Public Finance and Management. 18(2), 192-223. https://pfm.spaef.org/article/1833/Fiscal-decentralization-and-capacity-to-service-debt-Are-they-tightly-linked-
Wu, Y., Shi, Y. (2018). How Institutional Environment Affects General Fund Balances of Major American Cities?. Local Government Studies Journal. 44(6), 745-765. Taylor & Francis. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03003930.2018.1501365
Shi, Y. (2018). An Empirical Assessment of the Link between Local Autonomy and Special District Finance. Local Government Studies Journal. 44(4), 531-551. Taylor & Francis Online. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03003930.2018.1471395
Shi, Y. (2018). An Exploration of the Impact of Macro-Level Governing Structure on Local Public-Sector Employment in the United States. International Review of Public Administration. 23(1), . Taylor & Francis Online.
Shi, Y., Tao, J. (2018). "Faulty Fiscal Illusion": Examing the Relationship between Revenue Diversification and Tax Burden of American Cities Across the Economic Cycle. Local Government Studies Journal. 44(3), 416-435. Taylor & Francis Online. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03003930.2018.1433662
Shi, Y. (2017). The Growth of Specialized Governance: Testing the Links Between Local Government Autonomy and Formation of Special Districts Among States. Publius: The Journal of Federalism. 47(1), 99–130. Oxford.
Shi, Y. (2016). State Budget Shortfalls and Budget Balancing Strategies During and After the Great Recession of 2008. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. 28(1), 26-47. Emerald Publishing Limited.
Hendrick, R., Shi, Y. (2015). Macro-Level Determinants of Local Government Interaction. How Metropolitan Regions in the United States Compare. Urban Affairs Review. 51(3), 414-438. SAGE.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Shi, Y. (Principal), Bland, R. L. (Co-Principal), Li, Q. (Co-Principal), "Fiscal Self-sufficiency, Debt Limits, and Fiscal Sustainability in China’s Emerging Municipal Bond Market," Sponsored by Program on the People’s Republic of China International Fellowship Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, International, $35000 Funded. (March 1, 2021May 31, 2022).
Shi, Y. (Principal), "Conference support," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (May 2019July 2019).
Grant - Service
Shi, Y., Jang, H., "Smart Cities and Urban Governance: Global and Regional Perspectives," University of North Texas, $3500 Funded. (December 2019January 2020).
Grant - Teaching
Shi, Y., "Career Connect Course Design and Development Program," Sponsored by UNT, University of North Texas, $1700 Funded. (June 4, 2021December 2021).
Shi, Y., "Clear CDI grant," Sponsored by Cear center, University of North Texas, $1250 Funded. (June 30, 2017August 1, 2017).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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