Lukas Brun examines how governance systems affect economic, social, and environmental outcomes. He is particularly interested in the role of governance in affecting the ability of organizations to contribute to greater economic development, social equity, and environmental sustainability through purchasing. His dissertation explores how local U.S. governments use public procurement to achieve economic, social, and environmental policy goals.
Lukas entered the part-time Ph.D. program in 2011 and was admitted to candidacy (ABD) in 2016. He is a full-time senior research analyst at Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competiveness applying global value chain analysis to understand economic, social, and environmental issues for governments, foundations, and international governmental organizations. Lukas holds an M.A. in Political Science with a focus on international political economy, and an M.P.A with a focus on economic development, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Political Science from Texas Christian University.
- Ph.D. in Public Administration from N.C. State, May 2017 (expected)
- M.A. in Political Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
- M.P.A. in Economic Development from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
- B.A. in Economics from Texas Christian University,
- B.S. in Political Science from Texas Christian University,