Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy

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Dr. Lozano-Rojas research lies in the intersection between public finance and social policy. His research focuses on taxation and behavior and on revenue-generating social-policies that provide different levels of governments with fiscal independence to attain social goals. He studies both the intended and unintended consequences of such policies. Dr. Lozano-Rojas specific interests include sugar-sweetened beverages taxation, higher education financial aid, sales tax holidays and more recently public finance and policy responses to the opioid epidemic and to the COVID-19 epidemic. Dr. Lozano-Rojas earned his Ph.D. in Public Affairs from Indiana University, and his research has been portrayed by the Tax Foundation, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR. Previously, Dr. Lozano-Rojas served as a Consultant for the World Bank, in matters related to student financial aid, and was the Chief Planning Officer for ICETEX, the student loan agency in his home country, Colombia.

Education

PhD | Indiana University Bloomington | 2020| Public Affairs

Areas of Expertise

Taxation
Public Finance
Soda Taxes
Student Loans

Research Interests

Soda Taxes
Sin Taxes
Taxation and Behavior
Local Governments Finance
Sales Tax Holidays
Student Financial Aid