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Natalie Webb
Executive Director
PhD, Economics, Duke University, 1992

Natalie J. Webb is a professor of economics and executive director of the Defense Resources Management Institute. Since receiving her Ph.D. in economics from Duke University in 1992 she has taught and conducted research in defense, nonprofit, and other areas of applied economics and resources management, earning awards for both outstanding teaching and research. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to research nonprofit and government relationships in Oslo, Norway, and the U.S. Navy Superior Civilian Service Award for her work with executive education for flag and general officers. She has taught military and civilian officials from over 160 countries and has traveled to over 50 countries to teach, conduct workshops, and research issues related to defense resources management and economics. Dr. Webb has been an invited speaker at international conferences, and serves on the board of Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She currently conducts research on defense economics, public finance and management, and nonprofit and voluntary organizations, including their interaction with defense and other government agencies and non-governmental organizations. Her research appears in the top nonprofit journals and in multiple economics and management journals.

Curriculum Vitae (in .PDF format)

Selected Publications:

Armey, L., Lipow, J. and Webb, N. (2014). The Impact of Electronic Financial Payments on Crime. Information Economics and Policy. 29:December, 46-57. DOI:10.1016/j.infoecopol.2014.10.002

Richter, A. & Webb, N.J. (2014). Can Smart Defense Work? A Suggested Approach to Increasing Risk- and Burden-Sharing within NATO. Defense and Security Analysis, 30(4):346-359.

Guo, C., Webb, N.J., Abzug, R. & Peck, L. (2013). Religious tradition, religious attendance, and volunteering for social change. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42:34-58.

Suppa, A. & Webb, N.J. (2012). "Managing performance in the defense sector: Cases of the Italian Army and US Navy Surface Warfare Enterprise." Conference proceedings, XIII Workshop Organizzazione Aziendale, University of Verona.

Webb, N.J., Richter, A. & Bonsper, D. (2010). Linking defense planning and resource decisions: A return to systems thinking. Defense & Security Analysis, 26(4), 387-400.

Webb, N.J. & Candreva, P. (2010). Performance management and budgeting: A case study of the U.S. Navy's Surface Warfare Enterprise. Public Finance and Management, 10(3), 523- 554.

Webb, N.J. & Richter, A. (2010). Strategy at the crossroads: The case of the Navy hospital ships. Defense & Security Analysis, 26(2), 161-179.

Casey, W., Peck, W., Webb, N.J. & Quast, P. (2008). Are we driving strategic results or metric mania? International Public Management Review, 9(2), 90-106.

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