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Merl Hackbart, Professor Emeritus
351B Patterson Office Tower

Dr. Merl Hackbart is a professor emeritus 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