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Don Fullerton

Gutgsell Prof of Finance and Institute of Govt & Pub Affairs


Educational Background

Ph.D., Economics, University of California at Berkeley, 1978
M.A., Economics, University of California at Berkeley, 1976
B.A., Economics, Cornell University, 1974

Positions Held

Gutgsell Professor, Department of Finance and Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2017
Associate Director, IGPA, University of Illinois, 2013-2016
Nannerl O. Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professorship, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and Duke University (Durham) North Carolina, Spring, 2015
Vice President, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), 2012-2014
Visiting Fellow, Bren School of the Environment, U.C. Santa Barbara, 2013
Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Analysis), U.S. Treasury Department, Washington DC, 1985-1987

Recent Publications

Deryugina, T. , Fullerton, D., Konar, M., Reif, J. 2018. Does crop insurance impact water use? Climate Change Policy Initiative

Fullerton, D., Karney, D. 2018. Multiple Pollutants, Co-Benefts, and Suboptimal Environmental Policies. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 87: 52-71

Fullerton, D., Konar, M., Reif, J. 2017. Does a Carbon Policy Really Burden Low-Income Families? Climate Change Policy Initiative

Fullerton, D., Ta, C. 2017. Public Finance in a Nutshell: A Cobb Douglas Teaching Tool for General Equilibrium Tax Incidence and Excess Burden. National Tax Journal, 70: 155-170

Fullerton, D., Nafari, K., Reif, J. 2016. Gas Taxes in Illinois: Efficiency and Distributional Effects. State Tax Notes

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, U. of Illinois, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016

AERE Fellow, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), 2015

Nannerl O. Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professorship, University of North Carolina and Duke University, 2015

Service Activities

Editor, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2017-present
Member, U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board's Economy-Wide Modeling Panel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2015-2017
Presenter (on Tax Reform), New Members' Conference, Illinois General Assembly, November, 2014