Dr. Mills' research examines the increasing use of voluntary self-disclosure programs to ensure compliance with regulations and the effect on public accountability, with a particular focus on the use of self-disclosure programs by the Federal Aviation Administration. Dr. Mills' work on voluntary partnership programs was funded by a grant from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Dr. Mills received a $300,000 Airport Cooperative Research Program grant to examine how changes in the airline industry have affected air service at small and non hub airports and how local communities are working with economic development organizations to retain or expand service. Additionally, Dr. Mills' research investigates the use of governance networks in the areas regulatory oversight and disaster relief and the effect of increasing private and nonprofit sector responsibility for implementing public policy on public accountability. His work on the structure of governance networks during the response to Hurricane Katrina was awarded the 2011 Marshall Dimock Award for the best lead article in Public Administration Review by the American Society for Public Administration.
||Koliba, Christopher, Russell Mills and Asim Zia. 2011. "Accountability in Governance Networks: An Assessment of Public, Private, and Nonprofit Emergency Management Practices Following Hurricane Katrina." Public Administration Review, 71: 210–220|
||Mills, Russell W. 2010. "Voluntary Regulatory Partnership Programs with Industry: Lessons from the Federal Aviation Administration." IBM Center for the Business of Government.|
Economic Policy SECONDARY
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAMS