George Sweeting
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

George V. Sweeting currently serves as the Deputy Director for the New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO). The IBO is a publicly funded agency that provides nonpartisan information about New York City's budget to the public and their elected officials. In this role, he is responsible for managing work on tax policy, economic development, education, and community and social services. In addition to overseeing economists and policy analysts, Dr. Sweeting also serves on their strategic leadership team. Dr. Sweeting has over 20 years of professional experience in the finance realm and has held multiple senior level positions within the New York City Department of Finance. He has several publications that deal with, but are not limited to, property tax, city tax and education. Dr. Sweeting received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Semester Course
Fall 2012 CAP-GP.3142.001 Advanced Projects in Finance and Public Policy Analysis

Couples with CAP-GP.3143.
As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization or conducting research on a pressing social question. Capstone, in architecture, is the crowning piece of an arch, the center stone that holds the arch together, giving it shape and strength. Wagner's Capstone program plays a similar role, by providing students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.

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