The Steven D. Gold Award was created in 1997 in memory of Steve Gold, who had an exemplary
career as an analyst, researcher, and teacher, specializing in issues related to state and local
public finance and intergovernmental relations. In addition to being a long-time member of the
National Tax Association, Gold held positions at the National Conference of State Legislatures
(NCSL), as director of the Center for the Study of the States at the Rockefeller Institute,
as a professor at the State University of New York-Albany, and as co-director of the Urban
Institute’s New Federalism Project. The award is given annually by the NTA, the NCSL, and
the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — all organizations in which
he was an active member — with the winner selected by one of the three organizations each
year on a rotating basis.
The Gold Award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to state
and local fiscal policy and have demonstrated a capacity to cross the boundaries between
academic research and public policy making.
|2017||John M. Yinger|
|1999||Iris Lav and Robert Greenstein|
* Recipient selected by the National Tax Association