David Brunori

Title:
Research Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
Phone: 703-533-4676
Email:
brunori@gwu.edu
Website:

Areas of Expertise

  • State and local public finance
  • Federalism and intergovernmental affairs
  • State policy and politics

Background

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. 

Education

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

Publications

Selected Publications

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.

Personal Interests

  • Shark fishing
  • Raising pit bulls
  • Opera

Classes Taught

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