Chaplin Tyler Professor of Economics
411 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
- Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley 1974
- A.B., Social Studies, Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude, 1968
- Curriculum Vitae
- “Stimulus Without Debt,” Challenge, November-December 2013, V. 56, #6, pp. 28-59.
- “Medicare for All: An Economist’s Case,” Challenge, January-February 2013, Vol. 56, #1, pp. 88-115.
- “Keynesian Stimulus versus Classical Austerity,” Review of Keynesian Economics, 2012, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 77-92.
- “How to Clean Up Tax Expenditures: Either Terminate or Credify,” Tax Notes, v.133, no.2, 2011 Oct 10, p.217-219.
- “Great Depression II: Why It Could Happen and How to Prevent It,” Challenge, 54(1), Jan-Feb 2011, pages 32-53.
- “Overcoming the Fiscal Trilemma with Two Progressive Consumption Tax Supplements.” Public Finance Review, November 2013; vol. 41, #6: pp. 824-851.
- “Keynesian Fiscal Stimulus: What Have We Learned from the Great Recession?” Business Economics, November 2012.
- “Keynesian Stimulus versus Classical Austerity.” Review of Keynesian Economics Inaugural Issue, Autumn 2012.
- “Did the 2008 Rebate Fail? A Response to Taylor and Feldstein” (co-author Kenneth Lewis) Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Winter 2011-12.
- “Reducing Future Deficits While Stimulating Today’s Economy.” The Economists’ Voice, August 2010.
- Public Finance, McGraw-Hill, 2009.
- “A Comment on the Presidential Candidates Tax Plans,” Tax Notes, October 6, 2008, pp. 91-92.
- “Overcoming the Zero Interest-Rate Bound: A Quantitative Prescription” (with Kenneth A. Lewis) Journal of Policy Modeling, forthcoming.
- “Reply to: ‘The New Classical Counter-Revolution: False Path or Illuminating Complement?’” (with Kenneth A. Lewis) Eastern Economic Journal Fall 2007.
- "Fiscal Policy to Counter Recessions: Triggered Transfers to Households" (with Kenneth A. Lewis) in Per Gunnar Berglund and Matias Vernengo (eds.), The Means to Prosperity: Fiscal Policy Reconsidered, Routledge, 2006.
- Pouring Liberal Wine Into Conservative Bottles. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005.
- “Responsible Health Insurance Revisited: Pouring Liberal Wine Into a Conservative Bottle.” Inquiry, Summer, Volume 42, Number 2, pp. 118-128, Summer 2005.
- "Social Security: What Now?" Tax Notes, January 24, 2005
- Economics Parables and Policies, M.E. Sharpe, 3rd Edition, July 2004.
- "Managing a Bulge: Policy Options for Social Security" (with K. Lewis),Public Finance Review July 2004.
- "A Progressive Value Added Tax: Has Its Time Finally Come?" Tax Notes, June 7, 2004.
- "Getting Back to the Earned Income Tax Credit: The Next EITC Reform" (with Saul D. Hoffman), Tax Notes, Vol. 100, No.11, pp. 1429-1436, 2003.
- "The Later You Pay, the Higher the K" (with K. Lewis) Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 69, pp.560-77, 2003.
- Automatic Fiscal Policies to Combat Recessions, M. E. Sharpe, 2003.
- Helping Working Families: The Earned Income Tax Credit, (with Saul D. Hoffman), Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI, 2003.
Awards & Honors
- Grants: The Brookings Institution; The American Enterprise Institute; The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; McCahan Foundation for Research in Economic Security, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
- Lerner College of Business and Economics Outstanding Scholar Award, 2008
- Public Finance