David Brunori

Title:
Research Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
Faculty:
Adjunct
Email:
brunori@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

State and urban politics
State and urban policy
Intergovernmental policy and finance
Tax and fiscal policy
Federalism

Background

David Brunori is a Research Professor of Public Policy at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University, where he teaches courses in state and local public finance, administrative law, and fiscal federalism. He serves as executive vice president of Editorial Operations at Tax Analysts. He is also contributing editor of State Tax Notes magazine, and the author of The Politics of State Taxation, a weekly column focusing on state tax and budget politics.

He edited The Future of State Taxation, and has published articles in the National Tax Journal and the State and Local Government Review. His book, State Tax Policy: a Political Perspective, won the 2001 Choice Award for the best public finance book. He has also authored Local Tax Policy: a Federalist Perspective. He has served as an appellate trial attorney with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice and practiced with a Washington, DC law firm. He was a David C. Lincoln Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Education

JD, University of Pittsburgh
MA, Political Science, The George Washington University
BA, History, The George Washington University

Publications

State Tax Policy: a Political Perspective, 3rd edition, Urban Institute Press (2011) 2nd edition, Urban Institute Press (2005), 1st edition, Urban Institute Press (2001). The first edition won the Choice Award for best book in public finance in 2001.

“Corporate Income Taxes”, in Handbook of State and Local Public Finance, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA, Robert Ebel, John Bowman, editors (2011).

“Property Taxes and Local Autonomy: An Overview,” with Michael Bell, in The Property Tax and Local Autonomy, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, with David Brunori and Joan Youngman, editors (2010), pp. 1-8.

“Comparing Local Autonomy Across States,” with Hal Wolman, Robert McManmon and Michael Bell, in The Property Tax and Local Autonomy, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, with David Brunori and Joan Youngman, editors (2010), pp. 69-114.

“Are State and Local Finances Becoming More or Less Decentralized and Should We Care?” with Katrina Connolly and Michael Bell, in The Property Tax and Local Autonomy, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, with David Brunori and Joan Youngman, editors (2010), pp. 121-160.

Local Autonomy and the Property Tax, Bell, Brunori, Youngman, Editors. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (2010).

Erosion of the Property Tax Base, Trends, Causes and Consequences, Augustine, Bell, Brunori, and Youngman, Editors. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (2009).

Tax and Expenditure Limitations and Their Effects on Local Finances and Urban Areas, in Urban and Regional Policy and its Effects, Margery Austin Turner, Howard Wial, and Harold Wolman, eds. Brookings (2008).

Local Tax Policy: a Federalist Perspective, 2nd edition, Urban Institute Press (2007), 1st edition, Urban Institute Press, (2003).

Financing Local Government in a Changing World, in American Intergovernmental Relations, Laurence O’Toole, editor, CQ Press (2007).

History of the Property Tax in America, in Property Taxation, 3rd Edition, Jerry Janata, ed. Institute for Professionals in Taxation (2004).

Tax Justice in the American States, in Tax Justice, Joseph Thorndike and Dennis Ventry, eds., Urban Institute Press (2002).

The Future of State Taxation, Editor. Urban Institute Press (1998).

Metropolitan Taxation in the 21st Century, National Tax Journal Volume LI No. 3 (September 1998) 541-551.

Principles of Tax Policy and Targeted Tax Incentives, State and Local Government Review, No.1, Winter: 50-61 (1997).

Regional Politics in Washington, DC: Cautious and Constrained Cooperation, with Jeffrey Henig, In Savitch and Vogel, eds. Regional Politics: America in a Post City Age, Sage Publications (1996).

Classes Taught

PPPA 6048  State and Local Public Finance
PPPA 6075  Law and the Public Administrator