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Christine Martell, Associate Professor

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


 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:

Ely, Todd and Christine Martell. “Costs of Raising (Social) Capital through Minibonds.” Accepted to Municipal Finance Journal , forthcoming.

Espinosa, Salvador and Christine R. Martell. 2015. “Building Bond Repayment Capacity in Developing Countries: A Study on Property Tax Collections and Debt Affordability in Mexico,” International Journal of Public Administration, 38(3):227-236.

Martell, Christine R., Sharon N. Kioko, and Tima Moldogaziev. 2013. “Impact of Unfunded Pension Obligations on Credit Quality of State Governments” Public Budgeting and Finance, 33(3):24-54.

 Ely, Todd L., Christine R. Martell, and Sharon N. Kioko. 2013. “Determinants of the Credit Rating Fee in the Municipal Bond Market” Public Budgeting and Finance, Spring 33(1): 25-48.

Martell, Christine R. and Robert S. Kravchuk. 2012. "The Liquidity Crisis: The 2007-2009 Market Impacts on Municipal Securities" 2012. Public Administration Reviwe, 72(5): 668-677.

Kioko, Sharon N. and Christine R. Martell. 2012. “Impacts of TEL Structure on Government Spending” Public Finance Review, 40(6): 736-766.

Fitzpatrick, Jody, Malcolm Goggin, Tanya Heikkila, Don Klingner, Jason Machado, and Christine Martell. 2011. “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. | 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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