Martínez is an assistant research professor at the School of Public Policy of the University of Maryland, College Park. His main area of expertise is public budgeting, public financial management, and public pension systems. His research examines the factors that influence decision-making processes involving the allocation and the use of government resources.
Some examples of Martínez previous work are an analysis of the factors that determine whether performance information is used for decision-making in line ministries; and the impact of contribution volatility in the decision to reform public defined-benefit pension plans.
His current work examines the effectiveness of policies to enroll informal workers in public pension systems in Latin American countries, and how are U.S. state governments dealing with the uncertainty linked to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act when forecasting tax revenues.
Before joining the faculty, Martínez earned a PhD in policy studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, and master's degrees in economics and public administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He also has several years of experience at the Inter-American Development Bank working in governance reforms in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
- Public budgeting, public financial management, public pensions