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School of Public Affairs


Christine Martell, Associate Professor

Christine Martell

University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217 - 3364
Phone: (303) 315 - 2716
Fax: (303) 315 - 2229

 Curriculum Vitae


Areas of Interest: Public Finance and Policy.

Bio: Dr. Christine Martell is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, where she focuses on issues of public finance and policy. Her teaching and research interests include debt policy issues, fiscal federalism, international development, and the development of municipal credit markets in developing countries. She has worked in the United States, Brazil, Georgia, Taiwan, and Jordan.  Prior to joining University of Colorado Denver in 2000, Dr. Martell earned a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. of Public Affairs from Indiana University.

Recent Publications:

“The Liquidity Crisis: The 2007-2009 Market Impacts on Municipal Securities” Public Administration Review, forthcoming. (with Robert S. Kravchuk).

“Impacts of TEL Structure on Government Spending” 2012. Public Finance Review, Published online 21 May 2012. (with Sharon Kioko).

“Profiles of Local Government Finance” The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Finance, Oxford University Press, eds. Robert Ebel and John Petersen, 2012 (with Adam Greenwade).

“A New Look at Comparative Public Administration: Trends in Research and an Agenda for the Future” Public Administration Review, November/December, v71 (6): 821-830, 2011 (with Jody Fitzpatrick, Malcolm Goggin, Tanya Heikkila, Don Klingner, and Jason Machado).

“Budgeting in Brazil under the Law of Fiscal Responsibility” in Comparative Budgeting, ed. Charles Menifield, Jones and Bartlett, ch. 19: 353-368, 2010.

“Citizen Investors: Financing Subnational Governments in Developing Countries” Urban Governance, Infrastructure, and Finance, ed. G. Ramesh, Taylor and Francis, 2010.

“Bond Insurance and Liquidity Provision: Impacts in the Municipal Variable Rate Debt Market, 2008-2009” Public Finance Review 38(3): 378-401, 2010. (with Robert S. Kravchuk).

“Fiscal Institutions of Brazilian Municipal Borrowing” Public Administration and Development, 28(1): 30-41, 2008.

“Debt Burdens of Overlapping Jurisdictions” Municipal Finance Journal, 28(2): 1-23, 2007.

“Municipal Government Accountability” International Journal of Public Administration, 30(12-14): 1591-1619, 2007. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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