Dr. Mohr’s research focuses on cost accounting and organizational control in public organizations. Current work includes several behavioral-experimental public budgeting and public administration studies. He also studies election administration budgeting and financial management. He also tells dad jokes. (i.e. What do you call a fish that wears a suit? So-fish-ticated).
Appointments and Responsibilities
- Associate Professor
- Director of POLS-Lab (for researchers see here)
- Director of Budget and Finance Concentration and Certificate Program
Rassel, G., Leland, S., Mohr, Z., and O’Sullivan, E. (2020) Research Methods for Public Administrators, 7th. Ed. New York. Routledge
Mohr, Z. (ed.) Cost Accounting in Government: Theory and Applications 2017. Routledge.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (Google Scholar)
Mohr, Z. and Kearney, L. (forthcoming) BEHAVIORAL-EXPERIMENTAL PUBLIC BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: A REVIEW OF EX-PERIMENTAL STUDIES IN THE FIELD. Public Finance and Management. http://pages.charlotte.edu/zachary-mohr/wp-content/uploads/sites/622/2021/08/Behavioral-Experimental-Public-Budgeting-FORTHCOMING.docx
McGowan, M. J., Pope, J. V., Kropf, M. E., & Mohr, Z. (2021) Guns or Butter… or Elections? Understanding intertemporal and distributive dimensions of policy choice through the examination of budgetary tradeoffs at the local level. Public Budgeting & Finance, doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/pbaf.12289
Leland, S., Mohr, Z., & Piatak, J. (2021). Accountability in Government Contracting Arrangements: Experimental Analysis of Blame Attribution across Levels of Government. American Review of Public Administration. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0275074021990458
Mohr, Z., Raudla, R. and Douglas, J.W. (2020) Comparing Cost Accounting Use across European Countries: The role of history, region, and fiscal stress Public Administration Review http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/puar.13162
UNC Charlotte Faculty Research Grant (2019) with Jacqueline Chattopadhyay “An Omnibus Behavioral Public Administration and Policy Study using the CCES” Amount funded $16,000.
New Initiatives Grants in Election Science MIT Election Data and Science Lab (2018) “Estimating Election Administration Spending in the 50 States.” (with Kropf, M.E., Shepherd, M.J., & Pope, J.V.) Amount funded $20,000
Courses Taught at UNCC
- POLS 3010/CAPI 3050 Behavioral Public Administration and Public Policy
- MPAD6126 Data Analysis for Decision Making
- MPAD6350 Public Financial Management
- MPAD6352 Public Financial Reporting
- MPAD6187 Public Management Problem Solving – MPA Capstone Course