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Merl Hackbart

Kentucky Public Service Hall of Fame
Merl Hackbart

Professor Emeritus

Martin School

Patterson Office Tower 1101
(859) 257-1627
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Dr. Merl Hackbart is a Professor at the Martin School and Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor of Finance and Public Administration. His research has focused on public financial management including debt management, public pension funds, popular financial reporting and state government structural budget issues. He has previously served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at UK and as a member of the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education and the Kentucky Consensus Revenue Forecasting Group. He has also served twice as Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of Kentucky. He is a past President of the Association of Budgeting and Financial Management.

Courses Taught

PA 631: Public Financial Management
PA 731: Fiscal and Budgetary Policy
PA 632: Public Funds Management
PA 633: Municipal Securities