Natalie J. Webb

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Natalie J. Webb, PhD
Department of Defense Economics
Naval Postgraduate School, USA

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Current Position: Associate Professor of Economics, Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI), Naval Postgraduate School Previous and Relevant Work Experience 2010: Instructor, Pre-college Summer Program, Brown University 2007-present: Research Associate, Center for Defense Management Research 2004-2005: NPS Academic Advisor and Faculty Liaison to the Navy’s Executive Learning Officer 1998-2002: Academic Associate for the Defense Resources Management Institute Fall 1997: Fulbright Research Scholar, Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration, and Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway 1997-2003: Board Member, Legal Services for Seniors, Monterey County, CA 1997-1999: Research Associate, Webbco Enterprises, Inc., Raleigh, NC 1992-1994: Visiting Assistant Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), Monterey, CA 1982-1992: Computer Consultant, Webb Technical Group, Inc., Raleigh, NC 1983-1986: Software Systems Engineer, Northern Telecom Inc., RTP, NC 1980-1982: Cooperative Education Student in Software Engineering, (Full-time employee alternating semesters), Northern Telecom Inc., RTP, NC Education Ph.D. Economics, Duke University, 1992 Fields: Public Finance, Industrial Organization, Finance, and International Trade M.B.A. Business Administration, Meredith College, 1986 B.S. Computer Science (Cooperate Education Program), North Carolina State University, 1982 Teaching Interests Applied microeconomics, defense economics and management, nonprofit economics, public economics and finance, industrial organization, and introductory courses in statistics, computer science, mathematics, and business. Teaching Experience 1992-present: DRMI, Naval Postgraduate School. Micro and macroeconomics, public economics, international economics, quantitative reasoning and analysis, statistics, budgeting, defense economics and management, performance management and budgeting, business planning, and other related topics. Completed Interactive Distributive Learning (IDL) 6543, for faculty in 2002. 2004-2007: Naval Postgraduate School Center for Executive Education and Executive Learning Office courses. Performance planning, business planning, performance management and performance measurement. Fall 1992, spring 1993, spring 1994: Visiting Professor, M.B.A. and M.P.A. programs, MIIS, Monterey, CA. Public finance and international accounting. Summer sessions 1990, 1991: Instructor, Introductory statistics, Duke University, Instructor, analytical refresher course for public policy graduate students; and, 1986-1992: Teaching Assistant, Head Teaching Assistant, Economics Department, and Institutes of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, and Statistics and Decision Sciences.

Research Interest

Public finance; Third sector (nonprofit), government, and industrial organization, particularly with regard to interaction among NGOs, defense and other agencies; applied defense economics and management (resources management, human resources and performance in government); performance management and other applied microeconomics topics.