Leonard E. Burman, 2016 Davie/Davis Award Recipient

Leonard E. Burman Len Burman is the Robert C. Pozen Director of the Tax Policy Center, the Paul Volcker Professor and a Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and senior research associate at Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research. He co-founded the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, in 2002. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis at the Treasury from 1998 to 2000 and Senior Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office from 1988 to 1997.

Len is past-president of the National Tax Association. He is the coauthor with Joel Slemrod of Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know and author of The Labyrinth of Capital Gains Tax Policy: A Guide for the Perplexed, and co-editor of several books. In 2005, he and his son Paul cycled across the country to raise over $100,000 for Partners In Health, an NGO that provides healthcare and other social services in developing countries.

Read Peter Brady’s presentation of the 2016 Davie-Davis award to Len at the 2016 Spring Symposium.