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Dr. Robert McNab

Old Dominion University
Professor of Economics
Dr. Robert McNab earned his doctorate in Economics in 2001 from Georgia State University. He has served as a consultant on tax policy, tax administration, and revenue estimation and forecasting issues for the United States Agency for International Development and the World Bank. He has published articles in the Applied Economics, Defense and Security Analysis, National Tax Journal, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Public Budgeting and Finance, Small Wars and Insurgencies, and World Development, among others. He has served as a referee for Defense and Peace Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Public Economics, Public Finance and Management, Public Finance Review, Public Finance and Budgeting, Review of Financial Economics, World Development and other journals. He is also a board member of Public Finance and Management and serves as an elected board member of the Spreckels Union School District. His research interests include the outcomes of fiscal decentralization, the reform of budgeting and tax administration systems in developing and transitional countries, and the economics of insurgent movements. Professor McNab joined the faculty of the Defense Resources Management Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School in August 2000, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006, and Professor in 2013. He joined the faculty of Old Dominion University in July 2016.