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Andrew Reschovsky

Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Applied Economics;
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty;
Affiliate, Wisconsin Center for Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)


Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1211

Andrew Reschovsky is Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Applied Economics. He is a Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think tank in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His research focuses on tax policy and intergovernmental fiscal relations. His current research projects include a study of the impact of property taxes on the mobility of elderly homeowners and a study of the incidence of the property tax on homeowners, an analysis of the impact of the housing crisis on the financing of the nation’s largest central cities, and a study of the financing of local public health departments in Wisconsin. He is also advising the World Bank on a study of school financing in developing countries around the world and serving as a technical advisor to the Financial and Fiscal Commission in South Africa.

Professor Reschovsky has worked in the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Treasury and at the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. He has conducted research for several state and local governments in the United States. His most recent articles have appeared in a number of academic journals, including Public Finance Review, Public Budgeting and Finance, National Tax Journal, Comparative Education Review, and Education Finance & Policy. He has contributed chapters to several books, including The Effectiveness of Student Aid Policies: What the Research Tells Us, Restructuring Local Government Finance in Developing Countries: Lessons from South Africa, Helping Children Left Behind: State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity, and The Theory and Practice of Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers.

In 2011, Professor Reschovsky received the 2011 Steve Gold Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Tax Association.

He received his doctorate in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Curriculum vitae

Fiscally Standardized Cities database

La Follette School Working Paper Series

Wisconsin Policy Primers

Other Publication