Bachelor of Business Administration, St. John's University, Queens, New York, 1965. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1968.
Assistant Professor, Association Professor of Economics, State University New York-Binghamton, 1968-1975, 1975-1982. Visiting Assistant Professor, Association Professor of Economics, University Colorado, 1969, 1980. Research Staff, Urban Institute, Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, 1971, 1972-1973.
Professor of Economics, State University New York-Binghamton, New York, United States of America,
Early work concentrated on the applicability of public choice models to fiscal federalism. It demonstrated how this distribution of taxes at different government levels could affect the distribution of expenditures between governments, and explored the logical foundations of benefit incidence in fiscal studies. It was followed by an empirical implementation of fiscal incidence in an urban multigovernment area.
The public choice methodology was applied to questions about support for volunteer armies, the social insurance budget and education. The latter led me into a number of topics utilising school finance data, including the role of employee groups in stimulating demand, welfare
losses from consolidation, the effects of guaranteed tax bases, the exportability of non-residential property taxes and empirical tests of bureaucratic behaviour by school district administrators. Recently my interests have focussed on applying the public choice methodology to explaining government institutions, such as the use of residency requirements and more or less progressive tax structures.
Member education committee Blessed Sacrament Church, Johnson City, since 1978. Member American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, Public Choice Society, Western Economic Association.
Married Patricia Ryan, August 20, 1967 (divorced 1989). Children: Kenneth, Kavan, Brendan, Erin, Tara.