Meet NTA’s Officers

Andrew Lyon, President

Andrew Lyon

If you had a new empirical or theoretical finding, or an interesting application of one to a current policy issue in public finance, with whom would you want to share it? If you wanted to learn about current public finance research being undertaken in economics, accounting, and law by those ranging from PhD students to distinguished academicians to experienced government or private sector practitioners, where would you go? For me the answer has been the NTA — a professional family of diverse professionals sharing a common interest in increasing our knowledge of, and improving the practice of, public finance. From the annual conference to the Spring symposium to each issue of the NTJ, there is something for everyone. I encourage you to participate actively in the NTA and help extend its impact for all members.

Dr. Andrew Lyon is a principal and directs the National Economics and Statistics Tax Policy Services Economics group of PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)’s Washington National Tax Services practice … more

William G. Gale, First Vice President

“The National Tax Association brings together experts in all areas of tax policy and a variety of disciplines that explore tax issues. It is a focal point for research and policy; federal, state and local issues; for economists, accountants, lawyers, and others. It is also a remarkably collegial and dynamic group of colleagues. For graduate students to seasoned professionals, NTA conferences represent a great way to meet and keep up with other tax experts and to present and critique current research. The National Tax Journal offers a visible way to get research results into the mainstream. I am honored to have the opportunity to build on these traditions and encourage everyone, young and ‘forever young,’ to be involved.”

William Gale is the Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on … more

James Alm, Second Vice President

“I joined the National Tax Association even before finishing my doctorate at Wisconsin. And I joined for some simple reasons. If you want to be well-informed and up-to-date on current tax issues, if you want to be part of the discussion of these issues, and if you want to contribute your own research to these debates, you have to be a member of the NTA – there is simply no better organization working on tax issues than the NTA. My membership has given me countless opportunities to learn from, participate in, and contribute to these dialogues. The conferences, the symposia, and the National Tax Journal – as well as the wonderful personal relationships that these generate – are all excellent ways to participate in the tax ‘conversation’.”

James Alm is Chair of the Department of Economics at Tulane University. Previously, he was Regents Professor in the Department of Economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies … more