Luke Spreen is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. His research assesses how external monitoring, regulation, and intervention influences the financial management of public and nonprofit organizations. He also studies state and local tax policy and administration.
Spreen’s research is published in the Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and other outlets. He earned his Ph.D. from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and was an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics prior to his academic career.