Dr. Lang (Kate) Yang

Title:
Assistant Professor
Faculty: Full-Time
Office:
MPA 601G
Address: Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street NW
MPA Suite 601G
Washington, District Of Columbia
20052
United States
Phone: 202-994-6621
Fax: 202-994-6792
Email:
[email protected]
Website:

Areas of Expertise

  • Public budgeting and finance
  • Government financial management
  • Municipal bond market

 

Background

Lang (Kate) Yang teaches public budgeting and finance and conducts research on state and local public finance and financial management. For recent research projects, Dr. Yang examines the source, type and impact of state and local government fiscal stress, especially severe fiscal challenges such as default and bankruptcy, in the fiscal federalism framework. She publishes in journals including Public Administration Review, National Tax Journal, Health Economics, Public Budgeting and Finance and Local Government Studies. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a program evaluation specialist for the Minnesota state legislature. 

Education

PhD, Public Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington
MPP, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BA, Law, China Foreign Affairs University 

Publications

"Negative Externality of Fiscal Problems: Dissecting the Contagion Effect of Municipal Bankruptcy." Public Administration Review, 2018.

"Financial Management Conservatism under Constraints: Tax and Expenditure Limits and Local Deficit Financing during the Great Recession." Local Government Studies, 2017. 

“Responsiveness of Income to Local Income Taxes: Evidence from Indiana,” with Bradley T. Heim, National Tax Journal, 2017

"The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Self-Employment," with Bradley T. Heim, Health Economics, 2017

"Indiana's Property Tax Caps: Old Idea, New Approach, and Surprising Incentives," with Justin Ross and Madeline Farrell, Public Budgeting and Finance, 2015

 

Personal Interests

  • Travelling
  • Playing badminton
  • Attempting to raise a trilingual child
 

Distinctions

2018 Lincoln Institute Scholar

2017 Winner of NASPAA's Outstanding Dissertation Award

Classes Taught

PPPA 6005   Public Budgeting, Revenue & Expenditure

PPPA 6053   Financial Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

 

 

Dr. Lang Yang