Research Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
Areas of Expertise
- State and local public finance
- Federalism and intergovernmental affairs
- State policy and politics
David Brunori is a journalist, author, educator, and lawyer who specializes in tax and government issues. He is the Deputy Publisher at Tax Analysts. In addition he serves as contributing editor to State Tax Notes magazine for which he writes the Politics of State Taxation, a weekly column focusing on state and local tax and budget politics.
Brunori serves as a Research Professor 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 and fiscal federalism. He also teaches state and local tax law at the George Washington University Law School.
He has published numerous books and articles on state and local tax policy. His book State Tax Policy: a Political Perspective, won the 2001 Choice Award. A third edition of his Local Tax Policy: a Federalist Perspective will soon be published by the Urban Institute Press.
He 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.
JD, University of Pittsburgh
MA, Political Science, The George Washington University
BA, History, The George Washington University
Local Tax Policy: a Federalist Perspective,3rdedition, Urban Institute Press (2014), 2nd edition, Urban Institute Press (2007), 1st edition, Urban Institute Press, (2003).
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.
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PPPA 6048 State and Local Public Finance
PPPA 6075 Law and the Public Administrator
PPPA 6085 State Politics and Policy
PPPA 6065 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations