Bachelor of Arts Kansas University, 1962. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Princeton University, 1964,1966.
Assistant Professor, Association Professor, Professor, Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor, Rice University, 1965-1969, 1969-1972,
9, 1973-1979. Consultant, United States Treasury Department, 1967-1976. Staff Member, Colombian Tax Reform Mission, 1968.
Visiting Lector, St Thomas University, Houston, 70. Adviser, Government Malaysia, 1969. Senior Staff Economics, United States President's Council Economics Advisers, 1969-1970.
Consultant, Government Panama, 1971. John S. Bugas Visiting Distinguished Lector, University Wyoming, 1972. Consultant, World Bank, 1972 Colombia, 1975-1977 Colombia and Kenya, 1982 (Colombia).
Visiting Professor, Stanford University, 1973. Consultant, United Nations, 1973. Adviser, Government Jamaica, 1973-1974, 1983.
Consultant, United States Department Labor, 1975. Staff Member, Bolivian Tax Reform Mission, 1976. Consultant, International Monetary Fund Venezuela, 2.
Consultant, Government Indonesia, 1982. Adviser, Government Colombia, 1982. Vice president, National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America, 1977-1981.
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute, Institution, Stanford University, 1981-1983. Department Assistant Secretary, Tax Analysis, United States Treasury Department, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, since 1983. Editorial Boards, National Tax Association 1972-1983, Public Finance Quarterly, 1975-1977, Southern Economic Journal, 1977-1979, Texas Business Review, 1982-1983.
My work has occurred in roughly a dozen interrelated
areas of research and policy analysis. My earliest work on interstate tax exporting and the general equilibrium theory of tax incidence continues to provide insights for my more recent analysis of tax incidence in developing countries, the incidence of taxes on natural resources, and the incidence of corporate income taxes and property taxes. Similarly, my early interest in State and local finance and fiscal federalism continues in my work on uniformity of State corporate income taxes, assignment of revenue sources in a federal system, and fiscal federalism and the taxation of natural resources.
Interest in taxation in open economies has also informed my research on value-added taxes, tax integration, taxation in developing countries, and State corporate income taxation. Over time, I have moved from economic research to the interstices between the economics of taxation and tax law. Following the lead of Richard Musgrave, I have devoted much of my career to policy analysis.
Besides writing on federal tax policy in the United States, I have been an adviser to a number of foreign governments and international organisations. In my capacity as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis, I am drawing on my previous research in two ways: as Staff Director for the Treasury Department’s Working Group on Worldwide Unitary Taxation and as leader of the Treasury Department team studying fundamental tax reform at the direction of the President.