Iuliia Shybalkina, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Martin School at the University of Kentucky. She studies various points of interaction between citizens and public finance. More specifically, she is interested in property tax, school finance, citizen participation in budgeting, government transparency, and equity. Her current projects have to do with participatory budgeting, property tax assessment appeals, and small school capital projects. Dr. Shybalkina’s research mixes quantitative and qualitative methods. Her research has been published in Public Budgeting and Finance.