Martin J. Luby
Exam and Minor Fields:Major: Public Finance and Public Management
Minor: Political Science
Special Skills and/or Knowledge Base:In addition to my doctoral research and teaching, I have over 12 years of professional experience in the public finance industry having been most recently employed for seven years as a senior vice president in the national public finance advisory firm Scott Balice Strategies (SBS) where I directed the firm’s public policy research practice. SBS is an independent, woman-owned full service financial advisory firm providing strategic financial services to leading governments, corporations, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. My primary focus at SBS was on financial strategy assignments including modeling and structuring capital finance programs, pricing bond and derivative transactions, authoring debt and swap policies, and addressing the public policy implications of emerging finance techniques and public-private partnership transactions. Prior to my employment at Scott Balice Strategies, I worked as a public finance investment banker at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. At Bear Stearns, I structured and helped price over $1 billion in financings for several Midwestern issuers including the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, the State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago. In both of these practitioner public finance positions, I learned a great deal about many of the specific public policy challenges facing state and local governments across the country. This knowledge significantly informs my academic activities as it relates to both teaching and research. Specifically, I believe the ability to draw upon such specialized knowledge will substantially enhance the quality of my classroom teaching in a public affairs program and will help me pursue and develop a “policy relevant” research agenda that is in concert with many policy and management schools.
Dissertation Title:Agency Problems in Public Financial Management: Evidence from Debt Refinancing Practices
- Dr. Craig Johnson (chair)
- Dr. Kurt Zorn
- Dr. David Reingold
- Dr. Sergio Fernandez
Current Dissertation Progress and Expected Defense Date:Progress: Most data collection completed and some data analysis completed. One chapter written and sent out for publication.
Expected Defense Date: May 2010