David Matkin
David Matkin
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Kansas, Public Administration
M.P.A., Brigham Young Unversity
B.S., Brigham Young University

Specializations: Public budgeting and financial management, public management, local government.

Phone: (850) 644-7398
Email: dmatkin@fsu.edu
Office: 658 Bellamy

Dr. David Matkin is an Assistant Professor in the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. Dr. Matkin has served in a number of practitioner positions before completing his Ph.D. He worked as an immigration officer at the Canadian border, trained and helped implement TANF and workforce policies in Utah, and served as the Assistant Ethics Administrator for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.

Dr. Matkin’s research examines multiple areas of public financial management, including: internal control and accountability, debt financing, budget reform, interlocal cooperation, and economic development through state tax credits.

Dr. Matkin received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. His dissertation examined the management of state corporate income tax incentives, and Dr. George Frederickson was his major professor. Dr. Matkin has an MPA from the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University.

Recent Publications and Papers

“The Impact of Local School Property Tax Reductions on City and County Revenue Decisions: A Natural Experiment in Kansas.” (2011) in Public Finance and Management, 11(2), with Jocelyn M. Johnston, Justin Marlowe, and Michael Hayes.

“Why Public Resource Management Matters” (2011) in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21(special issue), i113-i124, with Sharon Kioko, Justin Marlowe, Michael Moody, Dan Smith and Zhirong Jerry Zhao.

“Before there was Enron, there was Orange County: A Study of Local Government Financial Accountability” (2010) in Public Budgeting and Finance, 30(3), 27-50.

“Designing Accountable and Effective Economic Development Tax Incentives: A Study of Corporate Tax Credits in Kansas” (2010) in Public Performance & Management Review, 34(2), 166-188.

Recent Awards and Achievements

Faculty of the Year, Askew School Student Award, 2010-2011, Florida State University.

Faculty of the Year, Askew School Student Award, 2009-2010, Florida State University.

Faculty of the Year, Askew School Student Award, 2008-2009, Florida State University


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