Walter Melnik

Walter Melnik
Walter MelnikMarquette University

David Straz Hall, 579

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-0828
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Melnik joined Marquette University in 2018. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Michigan State University, and his B.A. in Economics from Grove City College. Dr. Melnik’s research interests include public and urban economics, especially local public finance and political economy. His research has studied how political partisanship affects the distribution of state government expenditures, how negative labor demand shocks affect local public finance decisions, and how ballot structure influences voting behavior.


  • Ph.D., Economics, Michigan State University, 2018
  • M.A., Economics, Michigan State University, 2013
  • B.A., Economics, Grove City College, 2011

Research Interests

  • Public Economics
  • Urban Economics