Sarah E. Larson

 

Political Economy and Environmental Research Fellow

Visiting Assistant Professor

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

I am one of the initial Political Economy and Environmental Research (PEER) Fellows as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. I received a joint Ph.D. in Public Policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Concurrently, I received a Masters of Science in Statistical Science from the Department of Statistics, also at Indiana University. Previously, I completed a Masters of Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.


My research interests include state sales tax policy, federal and state revenue policy, effects of polarization on the creation of public policy, the use of quantitative methods in furthering the understanding of domestic revenue policy, policy diffusion, and public choice theory.


My dissertation tested conflicting theories of democratic reform through empirical analysis of the passage of online sales and use tax legislation, often referred to as Amazon.com legislation.