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Interview with Carl Van Horn

Carl Van Horn was an informal policy advisor to Governor Jim Florio before Florio became governor, then became director of policy for Governor Florio during his first 33 months in office. After leaving that position to return to his academic career, Van Horn remained a part-time advisor to Governor Florio for the remainder of his term. He returned to public service to serve as the vice chair of Governor-Elect Jon Corzine’s transition team, and then as a policy advisor to Governor Corzine throughout his term.

Van Horn has held several senior positions in government at the state and federal levels, including: Director of Policy for the State of New Jersey; Chair of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; Member of the Boards of NJ Transit and the Commission on Science and Technology; and, Senior Economist, Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.

As of 2019, Carl Van Horn is Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the founding Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (   He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Since 2013, he has been a Visiting, Non-Resident, Scholar with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is also Senior Advisor for Strategy and Planning in the Office of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.


Interview on March 8, 2013Transcript available here (pdf)



Interview on November 12, 2018Transcript available here (pdf)