Stuart Shapiro, Ph.D.

Stuart Shaprio

Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
B.S., Case Western Reserve University; M.P.P. and Ph.D., Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government
Research Interests
  • The Regulatory Process
  • Use of Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • The Federal Bureaucracy
  • Regulatory Reform
  • Policy Analysis

Stuart Shapiro was named Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, in April 2023, after having served as the school’s Interim Dean since January 2022. He previously served Bloustein as associate dean of faculty, supervising faculty hiring, promotion and discipline; and for seven years as director of the public policy graduate program, creating two new dual degrees and an undergraduate major and minor in public policy.

He also serves as a professor in the Bloustein School, has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on economics, public policy, and politics, and serves as the principal investigator of the New Jersey State Policy Lab.

A scholar of U.S. regulatory policy, Shapiro has written four books and publishes work in political science, public administration, and public policy journals as well as law reviews. He has been quoted extensively in the news media and regularly writes opinion articles for The Hill.  Shapiro joined the Bloustein school in 2003 after receiving his doctorate degree from Harvard University and working for five years at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

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  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Economics of Public Policy

Recent Publications
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  • 2017: Not Normal: A Progressive’s Diary of the First Year After Trump’s Election. CreateSpace Publishing (2017)
  • 2016: Shapiro, Stuart. Analysis and Public Policy: Successes, Failures, and Directions for Reform. Edward Elgar Publishing

Chapters in Books or Monographs

  • 2018: Frameworks and Best Practices in Cyber-Resilience of Systems and Networks (with Brianna Keys).
  • 2018: Case Studies in the Classroom: Lessons Learned in Teaching Benefit-Cost Analysis. Scott Farrow (ed.) Edward Elgar Publishing (2018)
  • 2015: Why Public Policy? In Public Policy and Administration for the Curious. Why Study Public Policy and Administration? Kishor Vaidya (ed)
    The Curious Academic Publishing.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • 2020: Shaprio, S. 2020. OIRA’s Dual Role and the Future of Cost-Benefit AnalysisEnvironmental Law Reporter.
  • 2018: The Burden of Voter Identification Laws: The Case of North Carolina in Thurgood Marshall Law Review (with Deanna Moran)
  • 2018: Can Analysis of Policy Decisions Spur Participation? Journal of Benefit Cost Analysis (2018)
  • 2018: Increasing the Impact of Policy Analysis – by Asking It to do Less Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (2018)
  • 2017: Shapiro, S. (2017), Structure and Process: Examining the Interaction between Bureaucratic Organization and Analytical Requirements. Review of Policy Research. doi:10.1111/ropr.12245
  • 2016: Shapiro, S. and Chris Carrigan. What’s Wrong With the Back of the Envelope: A Call for Simple (and Timely) Benefit-Cost Analysis Regulation and Governance 10:1. doi:10.1111/rego.12120

Articles in Non-refereed or General Journals

  • 2018: Embracing Ossification in Regulation (Fall 2018)
  • 2017: Foxes, Hedgehogs, and Regulators Regulation (Fall 2017)
  • 2016: Shapiro, S., Borie-Holtz, D. and Markey, Ian (2016). “Regulatory Reform: Retrospective Review in Four States” Regulation. Vol. 39 No. 1, 32-35.
Other Contributions

Areas of Expertise: Economics, Environmental Planning and Policy, Political Institutions