Thursday, September 11, 2008
Rosanne Altshuler becomes co-director of the Tax Policy Center
The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center just announced that, starting in January, Rosanne Altshuler will become its co-director, joining Len Burman and Bill Gale. This is great news on many levels. Rosanne, one of the best international tax economists in the country, is an incredibly thoughtful, careful, and creative scholar who has made important contributions and is at the forefront of thinking seriously and fair-mindedly (not a universal trait) about where U.S. international tax policy should go. She also has fantastic knowledge in multiple arenas, ranging from the empirical issues to understanding legal and institutional details. The only downside, a selfish one, is that we in the NYC tax policy community will regret seeing less of her.