Meera Omar is a public finance fellow at the Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) and the Fiscal Research Center (FRC). She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan. Meera joined Georgia State University in 2019 for her Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) and is continuing for her PhD. Her major area of focus is public finance, along with a minor in policy analysis and program evaluation. Through her years of work at the center, she has contributed to numerous projects in analyzing, evaluating, and forecasting revenue and expenditure policies for state and local governments.
Her research interest lies at the intersection of public financial management and policy, and equity, with an international comparative focus. She has also worked on international fiscal research projects as part of the International Center of Economic Policy (ICePP) and is an inaugural member of the Infrastructure Finance Policy Lab (iFPL), which aims for sustainable and equitable development of infrastructure across the world.