Mark Robbins is a professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut where he presently serves as Department Head. He received his PhD from Syracuse University�s Maxwell School and was on the faculty of the University of Georgia prior to coming to Connecticut.Robbins� research is principally focused in two areas; state and local government finance and citizen preferences for taxing and spending.� His work on citizen preferences included a three year multi city study and national study of the perceived costs and benefits from increased efforts in terrorism prevention and preparedness. He has also studied the ways that citizens process and resolve their preferences for taxing and spending when balancing a budget or considering new government initiatives.Mark has published dozens of articles in Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Administration Review the Municipal Finance Journal and many other outlets. He regularly serves as a peer reviewer and editorial board member.In addition to his scholarly efforts Robbins has served the profession as a member of the Government Accounting Standards Board Advisory Committee, the Government Finance Officer�s Association�s Debt Policy Committee, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation and as a research fellow for the Public Policy Institute of California.
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