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Mark Robbins

Professor & Department Head (Public Policy)

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Office Location

(Hartford) Library Building, 4th Floor, DPP Suite

Mailing Address

University of Connecticut
1800 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

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Mark Robbins is the Department Head and a Professor of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. He conducts research and teaches in the area of public budgeting and finance. His research focuses on public preferences for taxing and spending, and on public debt. He also serves as technical adviser to the Government Finance Officer’s Association’s Debt Committee, sits on the Commission for Peer Review and Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and is on the Government Accounting Standard Board’s Government Accounting Standards Advisory Council representing the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management. Robbins received his Master’s degree from the University of Oregon, and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. For more information please visit Prof. Robbins’ profile page located on the Department of Public Policy website.


Public finance administration and management, public policy, public administrative theory, not-for-profit management, quantitative research methods, policy implementation and debt management, citizen participation techniques.