Economic Policy

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

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Don Fullerton researches energy and environmental policy issues, including household garbage and recycling behavior, air and water quality regulation, and climate change policy.  He studies the economic effects of these regulations including their cost effectiveness, the distribution of their burdens, and the interactions between environmental policy and other tax policy. He also has done extensive research on taxation issues including the economic incidence and investment incentive effects of the corporate income tax and other federal and state taxes.



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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.