Thad D. Calabrese Ph. D. - Garden State Initiative


Thad D. Calabrese Ph. D.


Professor Calabrese is an Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Financial Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University where he currently serves as the head of the school’s finance specialization.

He has published academic articles on public and nonprofit pensions, operating reserves, and debt issuance, among other topics. Professor Calabrese served as the Chair for the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action. He also serves on the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Prior to academia, Professor Calabrese worked in the City of New York’s Office of Management and Budget and as a financial consultant for healthcare organizations.

Professor Calabrese is a co-author of the GSI report Toward a Fiscally Sustainable New Jersey: Analysis & Recommendations which was issued in September 2021.