I study money, behavior, and how they influence policy and administration. I am the Director of the POLS Lab at UNC Charlotte where we conduct a range of behavioral and experimental research. Besides working on several experiments, I am currently working on a book project entitled The Cost of Democracy, which looks at how much money it costs the over 8,000 local election jurisdictions in the United States to conduct elections!
Appointments and Responsibilities
- Associate Professor, Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration
- Director of POLS-Lab (for researchers see here)
- Director of Budget and Finance Concentration and Certificate Program
- Affiliate faculty Public Policy PhD Program
- Board member of the Capitalism Studies minor
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. (2021) BEHAVIORAL-EXPERIMENTAL PUBLIC BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: A REVIEW OF EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES IN THE FIELD. Public Finance and Management.
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
Kropf, M.E., Pope, J.V.,* Shepherd, M.J., and Mohr, Z. (2020) Making Every Vote Count: The Important Role of Managerial Capacity in Achieving Better Election Administration Outcomes Public Administration Review doi.org/10.1111/puar.13216
Kropf, M.E., Mohr, Z., & Shepherd, M.J. (2022) National Science Foundation “Conference: Election Science, Research, and Administration” Amount awarded, $49,818.
UNC Charlotte Faculty Research Grant (2021) with Jaclyn Piatak “Behavioral Public Administration Omnibus Study using a Cooperative Election Study Module” $16,000
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