NC State
Bruce D. McDonald, III

The overarching theme of my research is government performance. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the drivers of government behavior and the levers for improving its overall efficiency. My research has focused on this theme from two perspectives: the issue of defense finance at the federal level and the issue of fiscal health at the local level. As such, I have sought to explore timely issues that practitioners and academics will find of interest, with the goal of producing scholarship that impacts both public administration practice and academic knowledge.


Areas of Research Interest

My current areas of research interest include:

– Defense Finance and Economics
– Charter County Governance
– Local Government Fiscal Health
– Municipal Bankruptcy Decisions
– Public Service Motivation and Pension Seeking Behavior
– The Camino de Santiago