Sarah E. Larson


Assistant Professor

School of Public Administration

University of Central Florida

I am an Assistant Professor in Public Budgeting and Finance in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida. 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 current research agenda focuses on how advancements in technology alter state and local fiscal policy, such as the expansion of taxation of remote vendor transactions.

I currently serve as the social media editor for the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs well as the co-section coordinator for the Public Finance and Budgeting section of the Western Social Science Association.