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Don Fullerton

Gutgsell Professor of Finance and Institute of Government and Public Affairs


Ph.D. Economics, University of California, 1978.
M.A. Economics, University of California, 1976.
B.A. Economics, Cornell University, 1974.


Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Analysis), U.S. Treasury Department, Washington DC, 1985 - 1987


Journal Articles

"Cashing in on Cutting Carbon: U.S. Clean Carbon Plan Gives Illinois a Chance for Significant State Revenue"." J. Reif, D. Fullerton, M. Konar, Illinois Issues, March: 2015

"Efficiency and distributional effects of Illinois Gas taxes." Climate Change Policy Initiative, March: 2015

"Can a Unilateral Carbon Tax Reduce Emissions Elsewhere?." J. Elliott, D. Fullerton, Resource and Energy Economics, (36) January: 1 2014

"Negative Leakage." K. Baylis, D. Fullerton, D. Karney, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, May: 2014

"Gas tax may hurt Illinois more than it helps." The State Journal-Register, October: 2014

"Vehicle Choices, Miles Driven, and Pollution Policies." Y. Feng, D. Fullerton, L. Gan, Journal of Regulatory Economics, (44) August: 1 2013

"Leakage, Welfare, and Cost-Effectiveness of Carbon Policy." K. Baylis, D. Fullerton, D. Karney, American Economic Review, May: 2013

"Can Pollution Tax Rebates Protect Low-Wage Earners?." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, (66) November: 3 2013

"Does the Indexing of Government Transfers Make Carbon Pricing Progressive?." D. Fullerton, G. Heutel, G. Metcalf, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, January: 2012

Chapters in Books

"Social, Economic, and Ethical Concepts and Methods." In Climate Change Mitigation (Volume III of the Fifth Assessment Report), (Eds: IPCC), Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change, 2014

Honors and Awards

Meritorious Service Award, U.S. Treasury Department , 1987

First Prize, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, National Tax Association , 1979

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 , 2013


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Champaign IL 61820

(217) 244-3621

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