Area of Expertise
Public finance and budgeting; fiscal reform and decentralization; intergovernmental fiscal systems; economic development strategies
Daniel R. Mullin’s research focuses include intergovernmental fiscal systems, tax and expenditure limitations, budgeting practices and reform, the fiscal implications of demographic change, economic development, and metropolitan economic and spatial structure. His research has appeared in a variety of academic and professional publications, including the Journal of Urban Affairs, and Public Administration Review, Policy Sciences, Urban Affairs Quarterly, Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Finance Quarterly; proceedings of the National Tax Association and the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics; and publications of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, the World Development Bank, the International City Management Association, and the U.S. Administration on Aging, among others. Mullins coedited The Evolution of Public Finance and Budgeting: A Quarter Century of Developments(Wiley-Blackwell, 2006) and serves as managing editor of Public Budgeting and Finance. He has served in advisory capacities at all governmental levels in the United States and has worked internationally with numerous governments through the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development, the International Monetary Fund, and other organizations. He has been as an advisor to governments of the People's Republic of China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and the Philippines on issues of public-sector budgeting, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and problems of finance and service delivery in transitional economies. Mullins served for nine years on the public finance faculty of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, where he was also the director of governmental finance research at the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. He also has experience in executive-level local government administration.