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Robert M. McNab, Professor

Robert M. McNab, Professor, received his Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Stanislaus in 1991 and his Ph.D. in Economics in 2001 from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has served as a consultant on tax policy, tax administration, and revenue estimation and forecasting issues for the United States Agency for International Development and the World Bank. He has published articles in the Applied Economics, Defense and Security Analysis, Industrial and Corporate Change, National Tax Journal, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Public Budgeting and Finance, Small Wars and Insurgencies, and World Development, among others. He has served as a referee for Defense and Peace Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Public Economics, Public Finance and Management, Public Finance Review, Public Finance and Budgeting, Review of Financial Economics, World Development and other journals. He is also a board member of Public Finance and Management and serves as an elected board member of the Spreckels Union School District. His research interests include the outcomes of fiscal decentralization, the reform of budgeting and tax administration systems in developing and transitional countries, and organizational behavior. He is a member of the American Economic Association, International Institute of Public Finance, and the National Tax Association. Professor McNab joined the faculty of the Defense Resources Management Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School in August 2000 and was promoted to Associated Professor in 2006. He was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in 2013.

Selected Publications:
  • McNab, R. and R. Scott (2009). Non-Lethal Weapons and the Long-Tail of Warfare. (2009). Small Wars and Insurgencies 20 (1), 141-159.
  • Everhart, S., J. Martinez-Vazquez, and R. McNab (2009). Corruption, Governance, Investment, and Growth in Emerging Markets. Applied Economics 41 (13), 1579-1594.
  • Looney, R. and R. McNab. (2008). Can Economic Liberalization and Improved Governance: Alter The Defense-Growth Trade-Off? Review of Financial Economics 17 (3), 172-182.
  • Looney, R. and R. McNab. (2008). Pakistan's Economic and Security Dilemma: Expanded Defense Expenditures and the Relative Governance Syndrome. Contemporary South Asia 16 (1), 63-82.
  • Henderson, D., R. McNab, and T. Rozas (2008). "Did Inequality Increase in Transition? An Analysis of the Transitional Countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia." Eastern European Economics, 46 (2), 29-50.
  • McNab, R. and E. Mason. (2007). Reconstruction, the Long-Tail, and Decentralization. Small Wars and Insurgencies 18 (3), 364-380.
  • Martinez-Vazquez, J. and R. McNab. (2006). Fiscal Decentralization and Governance. In Smoke, P., G. Peterson and E. Gomez (Eds.), 2006, Decentralization in Asia and Latin America: A Comparative Interdisciplinary Perspective. London: Edward-Elgar, 42-62.
  • Martinez-Vazquez, J. and R. McNab. (2006). Fiscal Decentralization, Macrostability, and Growth. Hacienda Public Espanola, Revista De Economia Publica 179 (4), 1-38.
  • McNab, R. and Mohamed, A.L. (2006). Human Capital, Natural Resource Scarcity, and the Rwandan Genocide. Small Wars and Insurgencies 17 (3), 311-332.
  • Henderson, D., R. McNab, and T. Rozas (2005). The Hidden Inequality in Socialism. The Independent Review 9 (3), 389-412.
  • McNab, R. (2004). Base Realignment and Closure: Guiding Principles for Peru. Defense and Security Analysis 20 (3), 245-259.
  • Martinez-Vazquez, J. and R. McNab. (2003). Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth. World Development 31 (9), 1597-1616.
  • McNab, R. and Melese, F. (2003). Implementing GPRA: Examining the Prospects for Performance Budgeting in the Federal Government. Public Budgeting and Finance 23 (2), 73-95.
  • Boex, L.F.J., J. Martinez-Vazquez, and R. McNab. (2000). Multi-Year Budgeting: A Review of International Practices and Applications for Developing and Transitional Economies. Public Budgeting and Finance 20 (2), 99-112.
  • Martinez-Vazquez, J. and McNab, R. (2000). The Tax Reform Experiment in Transitional Countries. National Tax Journal 53 (2), pp. 273-98.
  • McNab, R. and R. Moore. (1998). Trade Policy, Export Expansion, Human Capital and Growth. Journal of International Trade and Economic Development (2), 237-56.
  • Martinez-Vazquez, J. and R. McNab. (1998). Tax Systems in Transition Economies. In W.B. Hildreth and J. Richardson (Eds.), Handbook on Taxation. New York: Dekker Publishing, pp.911-963, 1998.

Publications, Refereed Academic, Book Chapters and Symposia:

  • Looney, R, P. Frederiksen, and R. McNab (Eds.) (2008). Special Issue on Defense Industries. Review of Financial Economics 17 (1), 1-78.
  • McNab, R. and F. Melese. (2004). Public Corruption, and Governance. In S. Rashid (Ed.). (2004). Rotting from the Head: Donors and LDC Corruption. Dhakar, Bangladesh: University Press Bangladesh, pp. 13-27.
  • McNab, R. and S. Everhart. (2004). Aid, Corruption, and Governance. In S. Rashid (Ed.). (2004). Rotting from the Head: Donors and LDC Corruption. Dhakar, Bangladesh: University Press Bangladesh, pp. 29-42.
  • McNab, R (Ed.). (2002). Budgeting and Fiscal Management Symposium. Public Finance and Management 3 (3), 356-487.
  • Martinez-Vazquez, J. and R. McNab. (2000). Tax Systems in Transition. In Chernik, D. (Ed.), The Use of Economic and Mathematical Models of Tax Systems. Moscow: Finance and Statistics, 29-44.
  • Labonov, A. and R. McNab. (2000). The Notification of Delinquent Taxpayers and the Control of Arrears. In Chernik, D. (Ed.), The Use of Economic and Mathematical Models of Tax Systems. Moscow: Finance and Statistics, 142-162.
  • Martinez-Vazquez, J., R. McNab, and S. Wallace. (2000). Microsimulation Modeling. In Chernik, D. (Ed.), The Use of Economic and Mathematical Models of Tax Systems. Moscow: Finance and Statistics, 199-232.

Contact: rmmcnab@nps.edu, or (831) 656-3132

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