Ph.D., University of California/Berkeley, 1978. Major research and teaching interests include public policy, public administration, political economy, and institutional collective action.
Scholz has analyzed government regulatory policies from the federal to the local level involving issues of occupational safety and health, water pollution, and taxation, focusing in particular on enforcement and compliance issues. His current research analyzes the problems of developing and maintaining cooperative solutions to collective action problems, emphasizing the role of policy networks, private partnerships, and collaborative government programs in resolving collective problems involved in resource management. For example, his recently coedited book, Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict, analyzes the problems of fragmented authority in water policy and the challenges facing agencies and stakeholders in developing innovative approaches to develop integrated solutions to water conflicts. He directs the NSF-funded study “Information or Credibility? Policy Networks and the Evolution of Cooperation” (www.watergovernance.net) that explores the dynamics of policy networks and their impact on water policies.
POS4034: Organizations and Public Policy
PUP5005: Introduction to Public Policy: Institutions, Choice,