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Edgar K. BROWNING

economist

Edgar K. BROWNING, economist in the field of Fiscal Theory and Policy; Public Finance; Microeconomic Theory; Welfare, Health and Education. Sequicentennial Association Center Advanced Studies, University Virginia, 1974-1975,1982; Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, since 1977; Vice-President, Southern Economic Association, USA, 1983-1984.

Education

Bachelor of Arts University Virginia, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy Princeton University, 1971.

Career

Assistant Professor, Association Professor, Professor, University Virginia, 1969-1974,1974-1977, 1977-1984. Visiting Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., United States of America, 1978. Professor of Economics, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America, 1984-.

Editorial Board, Southern Economic Journal, 1980-1982, Public Finance Quarterly, since 1981.

Achievements

  • Sequicentennial Association Center Advanced Studies, University Virginia, 1974-1975,1982. Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, since 1977. Vice-President, Southern Economic Association, USA, 1983-1984.

Works

Views

Much of my work has been motivated by the recognition that the distributional aspects of public policies are extremely important in determining what policies the political process actually implements, and by the relative lack of attention given to the analysis and evaluation of redistributional policies in the economics literature. Early work focussed on welfare programmes, welfare reform and the measurement of economic inequality. More recently, I have emphasised the relevance of efficiency costs for the evaluation of tax and expenditure programmes, including programmes intended to reduce economic inequality.

My work continues to concentrate on the microeconomic effects of public policies, especially tax and expenditure policies.