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Sian Mughan is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs. Her research interests include local government finance, fiscal federalism, criminal justice policy, and institutions. Some of her research has shown how tax and budgetary structures impact equity outcomes, while other papers focus on how fiscal stress in local governments leads to revenue seeking behavior by actors in state criminal justice systems.
Ph.D. Indiana University
I am interested in fiscal federalism and how tax and budgetary structures impact equity outcomes. My recent work focuses on how fiscal stress in local governments leads to revenue seeking behavior by actors in state criminal justice systems.
"When do Municipal Consolidations Reduce Government Expenditures? Evidence on the Role of Local Buy-In." 2019. Siân Mughan. Public Administration Review 79(2): 180-192.
"Estimating the Manufacturing Employment Impact of Eliminating the Tangible Personal Property Tax: Evidence from Ohio." 2017. Mughan, Siân and Geoffrey Propheter. Economic Development Quarterly 41(4): 299-311.
"The Effect of Fiscal Illusion on Public Revenue: Evidence from Local Government Property Assessment." 2016. Ross, Justin M. and Siân Mughan. Public Finance Review 46(4): 635-664."