SPA Assistant Professor
Dr. Agustín León-Moreta
Dr. León-Moreta received his BS in Economics from the Catholic University of Ecuador, his country of origin, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Public Administration and Policy from the Florida State University (with a cumulative GPA of 4.0). He is a former Fulbright Fellow and a recipient of several awards and grants, including the Ruth Cox Dissertation Award of the Florida Public Affairs Center and the FSU Dissertation Research Grant. A former practitioner, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service of Ecuador in senior positions. His areas of research and teaching interests include public budgeting and financial management, institutions, federalism, policy analysis, and empirical research methodologies.
Professor León-Moreta has published with Public Administration Quarterly for Fall 2017. “Special District Formation: Evidence from Panel Data" investigates the adoption of tax and expenditure limitations (TELs) on local governments to determine how they have motivated special district formation.
Dr. León-Moreta won the prestigious 2016 Paul Volcker Endowment Junior Scholar Research Grant through the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs of the American Political Science Association.