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Editorial Appointments


·  Contributing Editor, Reader’s Digest, 2008-present

·  Editorial Board, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2007-present

·  Editorial Board, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2004-present.

·  Editorial Board, Journal of Cultural Economics, 2007-present

·  Editorial Board, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2004-present

·  Editorial Board, Public Administration Review, 2002-present

·  Editorial Board, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2001-present

·  Editorial Board, State and Local Government Review, 2006-present

·  Co-editor, Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 2002-2005




1.      Brooks, Arthur C. (In progress, under contract). The Virtue of Vice: Why Bad Things Are Good for Us. New York: Basic Books.

2.      Brooks, Arthur C. (2008). Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for America—and How We Can Get More of It. New York: Basic Books.

3.      Brooks, Arthur C. (2008). Social Entrepreneurship: A Modern Approach to Social Value Creation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

4.      Brooks, Arthur C. (2006). Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism. New York: Basic Books.

5.      Brooks, Arthur C., Editor (2005). Gifts of Time and Money: The Role of Charity in America's Communities. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

6.      McCarthy, Kevin F., Elizabeth H. Ondaatje, Arthur C. Brooks, and Andras Szanto (2005). A Portrait of the Visual Arts: Meeting the Challenges of a New Era. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.

7.      McCarthy, Kevin F., Elizabeth H. Ondaatje, Laura Zakaras, and Arthur C. Brooks (2005) Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate about the Benefits of the Arts. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.

8.      McCarthy, Kevin F., Arthur C. Brooks, Julia Lowell, and Laura Zakaras (2001). The Performing Arts in a New Era. Santa Monica, CA: RAND.

Journal articles and book chapters


1.    Brooks, Arthur C. and Charles Wolf, Jr. (June 2008). "All Inequality Is not Equal" Far Eastern Economic Review: 23-24.

2.    Brooks, Arthur C. (Forthcoming). "Why Are Some Countries More Charitable than Others?" International Studies Review.

3.    Brooks, Arthur C. (Summer 2008). "Free People Are Happy People" City Journal 18(2): 31-36.

4.    Brooks, Arthur C. (Forthcoming). “Volunteerism.” In Cross, Gary, Robert Maddox, and William Pencak (Eds.) Dictionary of American History, Dynamic Reference. New York: Scribner.

5.    Brooks, Arthur C. (2008). “Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector.” In Schuck, Peter and James Q. Wilson (Eds.) Understanding America. New York: Public Affairs, 2008, pp. 539-562.

6.    Brooks, Arthur C. (2007). “Does Giving Make Us Prosperous?” Journal of Economics and Finance 31(3): 403-411.

7.    Brooks, Arthur C. (2007). "What Really Buys Happiness?" City Journal 17(3): 59-63.

8.    Brooks, Arthur C. (2007). “Income Tax Policy and Charitable Giving.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 26(3): 599-612.

9.    Brooks, Arthur C., and Jan I. Ondrich (2007). “Quality, Service Level, or Empire: Which is the Objective of the Nonprofit Arts Manager?” Journal of Cultural Economics 31: 129-142.

10. Brooks, Arthur C. (2007). “The Public Value of Controversial Art: The Case of the Sensation Exhibit.” In C. David Throsby and Michael Hutter (Eds.). Beyond Price: Value in Culture, Economics, and the Arts. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 270-282.

11. Brooks, Arthur C. (2006). “Efficient Nonprofits?” Policy Studies Journal 34(3): 303-311.

12. Brooks, Arthur C., and Jan I. Ondrich (2006). “How Public Is Public Television?” Public Finance Review 34(1): 101-113.

13. Brooks, Arthur C. (2006). “Nonprofit Performing Arts Firms.” In Ginsburgh, Victor, and C. David Throsby (Eds.). The Handbook on the Economics of Art and Culture. North Holland Handbooks in Economics. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, pp. 473-506.

14. Rushton, Michael, and Arthur C. Brooks (2006). “Government Funding of Nonprofit Organizations.” In Dennis R. Young (Editor). An Integrated Theory of Nonprofit Finance. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

15. Louie, Alison, and Arthur C. Brooks (2006). “Engaging Business with Nonprofits" In Young, Dennis R. (Ed.). Wise Decision-making in Uncertain Times: Using Nonprofit Resources Effectively. Washington, DC: The Foundation Center, pp. 191-204.

16. Brooks, Arthur C. (2005). “What Do Nonprofit Organizations Seek? (And Why Should Policymakers Care?)” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 24(3): 543-558.

17. Brooks, Arthur C. (2005). “Does Social Capital Make You Generous?” Social Science Quarterly 86(1): 1-15.

18. Lewis, Gregory B. and Arthur C. Brooks (2005). “A Question of Morality: Artists’ Values and Public Funding for the Arts.” Public Administration Review 65(1): 8-17.

19. Van Slyke, David M., and Arthur C. Brooks (2005). “Why Do People Give? New Evidence and Strategies for Nonprofit Managers” American Review of Public Administration 35(3): 199-222.

20. Brooks, Arthur C. (2005). "Philanthropy Vs. National Security: Should CARE Criticize the Military?." In Franke, Volker C. (Eds.). Terrorism and Peacekeeping: New Security Challenges. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, pp. 196-211.

21. Brooks, Arthur C. (Fall 2004). “Compassion, Religion, and Politics.” The Public Interest 157: 57-66.

22. Brooks, Arthur C. (2004). “The Effects of Public Policy on Private Charity.” Administration & Society 36(2): 166-185.

23. Brooks, Arthur C. (2004). “In Search of True Public Arts Support.” Public Budgeting & Finance 24(2): 88-100.

24. McClelland, Robert, and Arthur C. Brooks (2004). “Comparing Theory and Evidence on the Relationship Between Income and Charitable Giving.” Public Finance Review 32(5): 483-497.

25. Brooks, Arthur C. (2004). “Do People Really Care About the Arts for Future Generations?” Journal of Cultural Economics 28:275-284.

26. Brooks, Arthur C. (2004). “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Nonprofit Fundraising.” Policy Studies Journal 32(3): 363-374.

27. Brooks, Arthur C. (2004). “What Do ‘Don’t Know’ Responses Really Mean in Giving Surveys?” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 33(3) 423-434.

28. Brooks, Arthur C. (2004). “Faith, Secularism, and Charity.” Faith and Economics 43: 1-8.

29. Brooks, Arthur C. (2004). “Valoración Contingente y la Maldición del Ganador en las Subastas de Arte en Internet.” Revista Asturiana de Economía (Spain) 29: 17-32.

30. Brooks, Arthur C. (2003). “Religious Faith and Charitable Giving” Policy Review 121: 39-50 (October/November).

31. Brooks, Arthur C. (2003). “Taxes, Subsidies, and Listeners Like You: Public Policy and Contributions to Public Radio.” Public Administration Review 63(5): 554-561.

32. Brooks, Arthur C. (2003). “Do Government Subsidies to Nonprofits Crowd Out Donations or Donors?” Public Finance Review 31(2): 166-179.

33. Brooks, Arthur C. (2003). “Public Goods and Posterity: An Empirical Test of Intergenerational Altruism.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 13(2): 165-176.

34. Brooks, Arthur C. (2003). “Charitable Giving to Humanitarian Organizations in Spain.” Hacienda Pública Española/Revista de Economía Pública (Spanish Journal of Public Economics) 165-(2/2003): 9-24.

35. Brooks, Arthur C. (2003). “Public Opinion and the Role of Government Arts Funding in Spain.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 5(1): 29-38.

36. Brooks, Arthur C. (2003). “Charity, Christianity, and the Poor: An Outsider’s View of the Pew Christian Scholars Program.” Faith & Economics 41(1): 22-26.

37. Brooks, Arthur C. (2002). “Charitable Giving in Transition Economies: Evidence from Russia.” National Tax Journal 55(4): 743-754.

38. Brooks, Arthur C. (2002). “Welfare Receipt and Private Charity.” Public Budgeting and Finance 22(3): 100-113.

39. Brooks, Arthur C. (2002). “Can Nonprofit Management Help Answer Public Management's 'Big Questions'?” Public Administration Review 62(3): 259-265.

40. Brooks, Arthur C. and Gregory B. Lewis (2002). “Enhancing Policy Models with Exploratory Analysis.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 12(1): 129-136.

41. Brooks, Arthur C. (2002). “Artists as Amateurs and Volunteers.” Nonprofit Management & Leadership 13(1): 5-16.

42. Brooks, Arthur C. (2002). “Does Civil Society Stop the Downward Spiral of Bad Government, or Speed it Up?” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 31(1): 139-143.

43. Brooks, Arthur C. and Roland J. Kushner (2002). “What Makes an Arts Capital? Quantifying a City’s Cultural Environment.” International Journal of Arts Management 5(1): 12-23.

44. Myers, David E. and Arthur C. Brooks (2002). “Policy Issues Connecting Music Education and Arts Education.” In Colwell, Richard J. and Carol P. Richardson (Eds.). The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning. New York: Oxford Univ. Press., pp. 909-930.

45. Brooks, Arthur C. (2002). “Contingent Valuation and the Winner’s Curse in Internet Art Auctions.” In Mossetto, Gianfranco, and Marilena Vecco (Eds.). Economics of Art Auctions. Milan, Italy: FrancoAngeli: 153-170.

46. Brooks, Arthur C. and Gregory B. Lewis (2001). “Giving, Volunteering, and Mistrusting Government.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 20(4): 765-770.

47. Brooks, Arthur C. (2001). “Who Opposes Government Arts Funding?” Public Choice 108(3/4): 355-367.

48. Brooks, Arthur C., and Roland J. Kushner (2001). “Cultural Districts and Urban Development.” International Journal of Arts Management 3(2): 4-15.

49. Brooks, Arthur C. (2000). “Public Subsidies and Private Giving: Crowding Out, Crowding In, or Both?” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 19(3): 451-464.

50. Brooks, Arthur C. (2000). “Is There a Dark Side to Government Support for Nonprofits?” Public Administration Review 60(3): 211-218.

51. Brooks, Arthur C. (2000). “Genetic Algorithms and Public Economics.” Journal of Public Economic Theory 2(4): 493-513.

52. Brooks, Arthur C. (2000). “The Use and Misuse of Adjusted Performance Measures” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 19(2): 323-328.

53. Brooks, Arthur C. (2000). “The 'Income Gap' and the Health of Arts Nonprofits: Arguments, Evidence, and Strategies” Nonprofit Management & Leadership 10(3): 271-286.

54. Kushner, Roland J., and Arthur C. Brooks. (2000). “The One-Man Band by the Quick Lunch Stand: Modeling Audience Response to Street Performance.” Journal of Cultural Economics 24(1): 65-77.

55. Brooks, Arthur C. (1999). “Do Public Subsidies Leverage Private Philanthropy for the Arts? Empirical Evidence on Symphony Orchestras.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 28(1): 32-45.

56. Brooks, Arthur, Steve Bankes, and Bart Bennett (1999). “An Application of Exploratory Analysis: The Weapon Mix Problem.” Military Operations Research 4(1): 67-80.

57. Brooks, Arthur C. (1997). “Toward a Demand-Side Cure for Cost Disease in the Performing Arts.” Journal of Economic Issues 31(1): 197-207.

58. Brooks, Arthur C. (1997). “A Note on the Performing Arts: Counterpoint.” Journal of Economic Issues 31(4): 1060-1061.

59. Brooks, Arthur C. (1996). “The Price of a Free Concert.” Empirical Studies of the Arts 14(1): 79-87.

60. Brooks, Arthur C. (1998). Arts, Markets, and Governments: A Study in Cultural Policy Analysis. Santa Monica, CA: RAND.

61. Brooks, Arthur C. (1997). Economic Strategies for Orchestras. Evanston, IL: Symphony Orchestra Institute.