Michael Hayes is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration. Prior to Rutgers-Camden, he worked as an economist for the Office of Policy Development and Research at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). His research in the field of public budgeting and finance focuses primarily on the impact of tax and expenditures limitations (TELs) on urban school districts. His research in the field of education policy focuses on summer learning loss, and teacher effectiveness. His research has been published in a variety of journals including Public Finance & Management, and Public Budgeting & Finance. He teaches MPA courses, including Foundations of Policy Analysis and Financial Management for Public Programs.