Economic Policy

Exploration of the intersection of policy and economic trends, public finance, and economic development

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Martin Luby is an assistant professor in the School of Public Service at DePaul University and a visiting scholar at IGPA. Luby’s areas of interest and expertise are public financial management, municipal bond markets, and public budgeting. Luby has written extensively on state and local government finance as it relates to the capital markets. He has studied the use of financial derivatives by state and local governments, the efficacy of the Build America bond program, the Dodd-Frank Act’s regulation of municipal advisors, debt refinancing strategies by state and local governments and transportation public-private partnerships.