Public Economics, Public Finance, Public Policy 


Matthew Knittel was formerly employed as a financial economist by the US Department of Treasury and an economist by the Michigan Department of Treasury. He currently serves as director of the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office and has served in that capacity since the office began operations in September 2011. He holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University and a bachelor's degree in Economics from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He has taught courses at George Washington (Public Policy),  Johns Hopkins (Economics) and Penn State (Public Administration) Universities and published several articles in the National Tax Journal and manuscripts in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and US Treasury's Office of Tax Analysis working paper series.

Courses Taught

  • ECON 5102- Economic Decisions for Public Policy