Raphael J. Caprio

Raphael J. Caprio, Ph.D.
University Professor
B.A. Rutgers University, Newark
M.A. University of Cincinnati
Ph.D. Rutgers University, New Brunswick


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, Dean’s Suite Room 387
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone (848) 932-2422

Fax (732) 932-6564

E-mail ray@dceo.rutgers.edu


Research Interests

  • Government management
  • State and local tax policy
  • Interest arbitration and public sector labor issues
  • Regional economic development


Graduate Courses

  • Government Management


Publications and Activities

  • Research on the increasing disconnect between available resources and the ability for counties and municipalities to maintain services at current levels
  • Research on the relative service cost in government and the degree to which specific services are scalable
  • Public sector collective bargaining agreements and interest arbitration



Raphael J. Caprio is University Professor at Rutgers University, a professorship created by the University's Board of Governors. Dr. Caprio carries out research and teaching in the area of local and state budgeting and finance, financial management, and public sector management.  He also is active in labor and public sector interest arbitration, serving as a financial expert in more than 150 cases. 


Dr. Caprio served as University Vice President for Continuing Studies for more than 15 years in which position he was responsible for leadership of both program development and policy for all off-campus, distance learning and continuing education activities at the university.  These programs serve approximately 50,000 continuing education and off-campus students annually through both credit and non-credit courses and programs, as well as approximately 8,000 students enrolled in distance learning courses.


Dr. Caprio's experience in higher education management is extensive, serving several terms as department chair, associate academic dean, college dean, associate provost, institutional CIO, and research institute director.  He has served on several community service boards and is currently a member of the St. Benedict’s Preparatory School Board of Trustees.


Before being designated a University Professor, he served as a Professor of Public Administration, where his service was recognized by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (Public Service Award), Rutgers University (Award for Outstanding Public Service), and other community based organizations. Co-Founder and first Executive Producer of Caucus (NJN/NJTV, NET: a New Jersey public affairs series), he has also received numerous other awards for his broadcast efforts.   His research has spanned a broad range of topics, from seminal work in pediatric lead poisoning to public policy and property tax implications of delayed revaluations in cities.  Dr. Caprio holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University, a master's degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. from Rutgers.


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)