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PhD Student

Qingqing Sun is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests are in the nonprofit and public finance fields. Currently, her research is focused on two main themes: 1) why nonprofits use certain debt instruments (e.g., mortgages and municipal bonds) over others to finance capital facilities projects as well as the impacts of these debt choices on nonprofits’ borrowing costs; and 2) how do federal and state government regulations of nonprofits affect nonprofits’ spending pattern and their ability to provide public goods. Her work regarding regulations on charity care spending by nonprofit hospitals has appeared in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law

She received an MPA in Public Administration from University of Washington in Seattle and a Bachelor of Management in Public Administration from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.

You can learn more about her research and teaching through her personal website, her google scholar profile and her research gate profile.

Areas of Interest
  • Public & Nonprofit Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Government Regulations of Nonprofits
  • Hospital Charity Care Spending