School of Public Policy
B.M., China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China, 2011
M.P.A., China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China, 2013
M.P.P., Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky, 2014
Ph.D., Public Policy and Administration, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University
of Kentucky, 2018
Teaching & Research Interests
Budgetary politics and policy
Public financial management
Financial reporting and accountability
Public organizational performance
Dr. Jinhai Yu
Jinhai Yu is an Assistant Professor of Public Budgeting and Finance in the School of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. His primary field of interest is public budgeting and finance. His research examines how policymakers allocate fiscal resources to improve government performance and accountability, focusing on budgetary politics and policy, debt management, and financial reporting and accountability. His research has been published in the National Tax Journal, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Public Administration Review, among others.
Jinhai earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky in 2018. He also obtained a Master of Public Policy from the Martin School.