Bachelor, Wichita University, 1964. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1970.
Instructor economics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio., 1968-1970;
assistant professor, Miami University, 1970-1973;
associate professor, Miami University, 1973-1978;
professor, Miami University, 1978-1980;
professor economics, Institute Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1980;
acting director, Institute Government and Public Affairs University of Illinois, 1993-1994. Research director Illinois Tax Reform Commission, 1982-1983. Director Ameritech fellowshipprogram University of Illinois, 1987-1993.
Director office fiscal and regional development studies, since 1988. Adviser Transition Team of Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, 1990-1991;trustee State Universities Retirement System, since 1995. Consultant in field.
Member athletic board University Illinois, 1998-2002. Member Midwest Economics Association (vice president 1978-1979), American Economic Association, Illinois Economic Association (president 1986-1987), Public Choice Society, National Tax Association, University Club Chicago, Champaign Country Club.
Married Donna Hyland, September 13, 1969. Children: Seth H., Gabrielle H.