Don Fullerton

Don Fullerton

Gutgsell Professor of Finance and Institute of Government & Public Affairs Scholar

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Educational Background

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

Positions Held

  • Visiting Researcehr, Bren School of the Environment, U.C. Santa Barbara, 2021-2022
  • Gutgsell Professor, Department of Finance and Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008 to present
  • Addison Baker Duncan Centennial Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 1994-2008
  • Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 1993-1994
  • Professor of Economics, University of Virginia, 1988-1993
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Analysis), U.S. Treasury Department, Washington DC, 1985-1987
  • Associate Professor, University of Virginia, 1984-1988
  • Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, 1978-1984

Recent Publications

  • Fullerton, D. (2021). Net Burdens of Carbon Policy Vary within Each Income Group — and within Each Nation. CESifo Forum, CESifo, 22 (5), 20-25.
  • Fullerton, D., Philippe D. Tortell (Ed.) (2020). Environmental Economics: The 50th Anniversary of the Birth of this Field around the First Earth Day. Earth 2020: An Insider’s Guide to a Rapidly Changing Planet Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers.
  • Fullerton, D., & Ta, C. (2019). Environmental Policy on the Back of an Envelope: A Cobb-Douglas Model is Not Just a Teaching Tool. Energy Economics, 2019.
  • Fullerton, D., & Rao, N. (2019). The Lifecycle of the 47 Percent. National Tax Journal, 72 (2), 359–396.
  • Cronin, J., Fullerton, D., & Sexton, S. (2019). Vertical and Horizontal Redistributions from a Carbon Tax and Rebate. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 6 169-208.
  • Fullerton, D., & Muehlegger, E. (2019). Who Bears the Economic Burdens of Environmental Regulations? Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 13 (1), 62-82.

Other Publications

Articles

  • Fullerton, D., & Karney, D. (2018). Multiple Pollutants, Co-Benefts, and Suboptimal Environmental Policies. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 87 (1), 52-71.
  • Fullerton, D., & Ta, C. (2017). Public Finance in a Nutshell: A Cobb Douglas Teaching Tool for General Equilibrium Tax Incidence and Excess Burden. National Tax Journal, 70 (1), 155-170.
  • Fullerton, D., Nafari, K., & Reif, J. (2016). Gas Taxes in Illinois: Efficiency and Distributional Effects. State Tax Notes.
  • Fullerton, D., Konar, M., & Reif, J. (2015). Francis' Call for Action on Climate Change is Opportunity for Illinois. Crain's Chicago Business.
  • Fullerton, D., Konar, M., & Reif, J. (2015). To Pay for Illinois Road Improvements, Think Like a Business. The State Journal-Register.
  • Fullerton, D., Konar, M., & Reif, J. (2015). Cashing in on Cutting Carbon: U.S. Clean Carbon Plan Gives Illinois a Chance for Significant State Revenue". Illinois Issues.
  • Fullerton, D., Gan, L., & Hattori, M. (2015). A Model to Evaluate Vehicle Emission Incentive Policies in Japan. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 17 (1), 79-108.
  • Fullerton, D., Konar, M., & Reif, J. (2015). Illinois' Climate is Changing. Illinois Issues.
  • Fullerton, D. (2014). Cap and trade could be the answer to state budget crises. The Conversation.
  • Fullerton, D., & Reif, J. (2014). Gas tax may hurt Illinois more than it helps. The State Journal-Register.
  • Fullerton, D., & Karney, D. (2014). Permit Trading for Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Illinois. State Tax Notes.
  • Baylis, K., Fullerton, D., & Karney, D. (2014). Negative Leakage. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 1 (1&2), 51-73.
  • Elliott, J., & Fullerton, D. (2014). Can a Unilateral Carbon Tax Reduce Emissions Elsewhere? Resource and Energy Economics, 36 (1), 6-21.
  • Fullerton, D., & Monti, H. (2013). Can Pollution Tax Rebates Protect Low-Wage Earners? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66 (3).
  • Feng, Y., Fullerton, D., & Gan, L. (2013). Vehicle Choices, Miles Driven, and Pollution Policies. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 44 (1).
  • Fullerton, D. (2013). After Quebec, what’s the future for Keystone XL? The Conversation.
  • Baylis, K., Fullerton, D., & Karney, D. (2013). Leakage, Welfare, and Cost-Effectiveness of Carbon Policy. American Economic Review.
  • Fullerton, D., Heutel, G., & Metcalf, G. (2012). Does the Indexing of Government Transfers Make Carbon Pricing Progressive? American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
  • Fullerton, D., & Kim, S. (2008). Environmental Investment and Policy with Distortionary Taxes and Endogenous Growth. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
  • Fullerton, D., & Heutel, G. (2007). The General Equilibrium Incidence of Environment Taxes. Journal of Public Economics.
  • Fullerton, D., & Heutel, G. (2007). Who Bears the Burden of a Tax on Carbon Emissions in Japan? Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 8 (4).
  • Fullerton, D., & Geruso, M. (2006). The Many Definitions of Social Security Privatization. Economists' Voice.
  • Fullerton, D., & Wolverton, A. (2005). The Two-Part Instrument in a Second-best World. Journal of Public Economics.
  • Fullerton, D., & Gan, L. (2005). Cost-Effective Policies to Reduce Vehicle Emissions. American Economic Review.
  • Fullerton, D., & Gan, L. (2004). A Simulation-Based Welfare Loss Calculation for Labor Taxes with Piecewise-Linear Budgets. Journal of Public Economics.
  • Fullerton, D., & Mohr, R. (2003). Suggested Subsidies are Sub-optimal Unless Combined with an Output Tax. Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2 (1).
  • Fullerton, D., & Metcalf, G. (2002). Cap and Trade Policies in the Presence of Monopoly and Distortionary Taxation. Resource and Energy Economics.
  • Fullerton, D., & West, S. (2002). Can Taxes on Cars and on Gasoline Mimic an Unavailable Tax on Emissions? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
  • Fullerton, D. (2001). A Framework to Compare Environmental Policies. Southern Economic Journal.
  • Fullerton, D., & Metcalf, G. (2001). Environmental Controls, Scarcity Rents, and Pre-Existing Distortions. Journal of Public Economics.
  • Kinnaman, T., & Fullerton, D. (2000). Garbage and Recycling with Endogenous Local Policy. Journal of Urban Economics.
  • Fullerton, D., & Wolverton, A. (2000). Two Generalizations of a Deposit-Refund System. American Economic Review.
  • Coronado, J., Fullerton, D., & Glass, T. (1999). Distributional Impacts of Proposed Changes to the Social Security System. Tax Policy and the Economy, (13).
  • Fullerton, D., & Stavins, R. (1998). How Economists See the Environment. Nature.
  • Fullerton, D., & Wu, W. (1998). Policies for Green Design. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
  • Fullerton, D., & Metcalf, G. (1998). Environmental Taxes and the Double-Dividend Hypothesis: Did You Really Expect Something for Nothing? Chicago-Kent Law Review, 73 (1).
  • Fullerton, D., McDermott, S., & Caulkins, J. (1997). Sulfur Dioxide Compliance of a Regulated Utility. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
  • Fullerton, D., & Rogers, D. (1997). Neglected Effects on the Uses Side: Even a Uniform Tax Would Change Relative Goods Prices. American Economic Review.
  • Fullerton, D. (1997). Environmental Levies and Distortionary Taxation: Comment. American Economic Review.
  • Fullerton, D., & Kinnaman, T. (1996). Household Responses to Pricing Garbage by the Bag. American Economic Review.
  • Fullerton, D., & Tsang, S. (1996). Should Environmental Costs be Paid by the Polluter or the Beneficiary? The Case of CERCLA and Superfund. Public Economics Review.
  • Fullerton, D. (1996). Why Have Separate Environmental Taxes? Tax Policy and the Economy.
  • Fullerton, D., & Kinnaman, T. (1995). Garbage, Recycling, and Illicit Burning or Dumping. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
  • Fullerton, D., & Karayannis, M. (1994). Tax Evasion and the Allocation of Capital. Journal of Public Economics.
  • Ballard, C., & Fullerton, D. (1992). Distortionary Taxes and the Provision of Public Goods. Journal of Economic Perspectives.
  • Berkovec, J., & Fullerton, D. (1992). A General Equilibrium Model of Housing, Taxes, and Portfolio Choice. Journal of Political Economy.
  • Fox, T., & Fullerton, D. (1991). The Irrelevance of Detail in a Computable General Equilibrium Model. Economics Letters.
  • Fullerton, D. (1991). Reconciling Recent Estimates of the Marginal Welfare Cost of Taxation. American Economic Review.
  • Fullerton, D. (1990). Computable General Equilibrium Models. Social Science Computer Review.
  • Fullerton, D., & Henderson, Y. (1989). The Marginal Excess Burden of Different Capital Tax Instruments. Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • Berkovec, J., & Fullerton, D. (1989). The General Equilibrium Effects of Inflation on Housing Consumption and Investment. American Economic Review.
  • Fullerton, D., & Henderson, Y. (1989). A Disaggregate Equilibrium Model of the Tax Distortions Among Assets, Sectors, and Industries. International Economic Review.
  • Fullerton, D., & Mackie, J. (1989). Economic Efficiency in Recent Tax Reform History: Policy Reversals or Consistent Improvements. National Tax Journal.
  • Fullerton, D. (1987). The Indexation of Interest, Depreciation, and Capital Gains and Tax Reform in the U.S Journal of Public Economics.
  • Fullerton, D. (1986). The Use of Effective Tax Rates in Tax Policy. National Tax Journal.
  • Fullerton, D., & Lyon, A. (1986). Does the Tax System Favor Investment in High-Tech or Smoke-Stack Industries. Economic Inquiry.
  • Fullerton, D., & Lyon, A. (1986). Uncertain Parameter Values and the Choice Among Policy Options. Journal of Public Economics.
  • Fullerton, D., & Henderson, Y. (1985). Long Run Effects of the Accelerated Cost Recovery System. Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • Fullerton, D. (1985). Which Effective Tax Rate? A Reply. National Tax Journal.
  • Fullerton, D. (1984). Which Effective Tax Rate? National Tax Journal.
  • Fullerton, D. (1983). Transition Losses of Partially Mobile Industry-Specific Capital. Quarterly Journal of Economics.
  • Fullerton, D., Shoven, J., & Whalley, J. (1983). Replacing the U.S. Income Tax with a Progressive Consumption Tax: A Sequenced General Equilibrium Approach. Journal of Public Economics.
  • Fullerton, D. (1982). On the Possibility of an Inverse Relationship Between Tax Rates and Government Revenues. Journal of Public Economics.
  • Fullerton, D., & Goodman, S. (1982). The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981: Implications for Charitable Giving. Tax Notes.
  • Fullerton, D. (1982). Why Do Varying Effective Corporate Tax Rates Matter? Tax Notes.
  • Fullerton, D., King, A., Shoven, J., & Whalley, J. (1981). Corporate Tax Integration in the United States: A General Equilibrium Approach. American Economic Review.
  • Becker, C., & Fullerton, D. (1980). Income Tax Incentives to Promote Saving. National Tax Journal.
  • Fullerton, D., Devarajan, S., & Musgrave, R. (1980). Estimating the Distribution of Tax Burdens: A Comparison of Different Approaches. Journal of Public Economics.

Book Chapters

  • Kolstad, C., Fullerton, D., & and others, .., IPCC (Ed.) (2014). Social, Economic, and Ethical Concepts and Methods. Climate Change Mitigation (Volume III of the Fifth Assessment Report) Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change.
  • Fullerton, D., S. Durlauf and L. Blume (Ed.) (2008). Laffer Curve. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics London: Palgrave MacMillian Ltd.
  • Fullerton, D., S. Cnossen (Ed.) (2005). An Excise Tax on Municipal Solid Waste? Theory and Practice of Excise Taxation Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Fullerton, D., & Raub, A., N. Braathen (Ed.) (2004). Economic Analysis of Solid Waste Management Policies. Addressing the Economics of Waste Paris: OECD.
  • Fullerton, D., & Metcalf, G., D. Fullerton and G. Metcalf (Ed.) (2003). Introduction. The Distribution of Tax Burdens Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • Fullerton, D., & Metcalf, G., A. Auerbach and M. Feldstein (Ed.) (2002). Tax Incidence. Handbook of Public Economics The Netherlands: Elsevier Science.
  • Fullerton, D., Coronado, J., & Glass, T., M. Feldstein and J. Liebman (Ed.) (2002). Long-Run Effects of Social Security Reform Proposals on Lifetime Progressivity. The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Fullerton, D., Hong, I., & Metcalf, G., C. Carraro and G. Metcalf (Ed.) (2001). A Tax on Ouput of the Polluting Industry is Not a Tax on Pollution: The Importance of Hitting the Target. Distributional and Behavioral Effects of Environmental Policy Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Fullerton, D., & Kinnaman, T., H. Folmer and T. Tietenberg (Ed.) (2000). The Economics of Residential Solid Waste Management. The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 2000/2001 Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Fullerton, D., & Wolverton, A., A. Panagariya, P. Portney and R. Schwab (Ed.) (1999). The Case for a Two-Part Instrument: Presumptive Tax and Environmental Subsidy. Environmental and Public Economics: Essays in Honor of Wallace E. Oates Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Fullerton, D., J. Cordes, R. Ebel and J. Gravelle (Ed.) (1999). Marginal Effective Tax Rate. The Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.
  • Fullerton, D., & Kinnaman, T., A. L. Bovenberg and S. Cnossen (Ed.) (1995). How a Fee Per-Unit Garbage Affects Aggregate Recycling in a Model with Heterogeneous Households. Public Economics and the Environment in an Imperfect World Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Fullerton, D., & Rogers, D., D. Bradford (Ed.) (1995). Distributional Effects on a Lifetime Basis. Distributional Analysis of Tax Policy Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press.
  • Fullerton, D., M. Feldstein (Ed.) (1994). Inputs to Tax Policymaking: The Supply Side, the Deficit, and the Level Playing Field. Amercian Economic Policy in the 1980s Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Fullerton, D., R. A. Eblen and W. R. Eblen (Ed.) (1994). Cost Effectiveness and Free Rider. The Encyclopedia of the Environment Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin.
  • Fullerton, D., & Karayannis, M., D. W. Jorgenson and R. Landau (Ed.) (1993). United States. Tax Reform and the Cost of Capital: An International Comparison Washington, DC: Brookings.
  • Fullerton, D., P. Newman, M. Milgate, and J. Eatwell (Ed.) (1992). Housing Finance. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance London: Macmillan.
  • Fullerton, D., M. Feldstein (Ed.) (1991). Tax Policy Toward Art Museums. The Economics of Art Museums Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Fullerton, D. (1987). Introduction. Compendium of Tax Research 1987 Washington, DC: U.S. Treasury Department.
  • Fullerton, D., & Henderson, Y., M. Feldstein (Ed.) (1987). The Impact of Fundamental Tax Reform on the Allocation of Resources. The Effects of Taxation on Capital Accumulation Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Fullerton, D., Gillette, R., & Mackie, J. (1987). Investment Incentives Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Compendium of Tax Research 1987 Washington, DC: U.S. Treasury Department.
  • Fullerton, D., Henderson, Y., & Mackie, J. (1987). Investment Allocation and Growth Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Compendium of Tax Research 1987 Washington, DC: U.S. Treasury Department.
  • Allison, M., Fullerton, D., & Makin, J., J. Makin (Ed.) (1985). Tax Reform: A Study of Some Major Proposals. Real Tax Reform: Replacing the Income Tax Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press.
  • Fullerton, D., J. Makin (Ed.) (1985). The Consumption Tax: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? Real Tax Reform: Replacing the Income Tax Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press.
  • Bradford, D., & Fullerton, D., M. A. King and D. Fullerton (Ed.) (1984). Conclusions. The Taxation of Income from Capital: A Comparative Study of the U.S., U.K., Sweden, and West Germany Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Fullerton, D., & Henderson, Y., C. R. Hulten and I. V. Sawhill (Ed.) (1984). Incentive Effects of Taxes on Income from Capital: Alternative Policies in the 1980's. The Legacy of Reaganomics Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.
  • Fullerton, D., Henderson, Y., & Shoven, J., H. Scarf and J. B. Shoven (Ed.) (1984). A Comparison of Methodologies in Empirical General Equilibrium Models of Taxation. Applied General Equilibrium Analysis New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Fullerton, D., M. A. King and D. Fullerton (Ed.) (1984). The United States. The Taxation of Income from Capital: A Comparative Study of the U.S., U.K., Sweden, and West Germany Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Fullerton, D., M.A. King and D. Fullerton (Ed.) (1984). Comparisons of Effective Tax Rates. The Taxation of Income from Capital: A Comparative Study of the U.S., U.K., Sweden, and West Germany Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Fullerton, D., & Gordon, R., M. Feldstein (Ed.) (1983). A Re-examination of Tax Distortions in General Equilibrium Models. Behavioral Simulation Methods in Tax Policy Analysis Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Fullerton, D., B. Bartlett and T. Roth (Ed.) (1983). Can Tax Revenues Go Up When Tax Rates Go Down? The Supply-Side Solution Chatham, NJ: Chatham House Publishers.
  • Bradford, D., & Fullerton, D., C. R. Hulten (Ed.) (1981). Pitfalls in the Construction and Use of Effective Tax Rates. Depreciation, Inflation, and the Taxation of Income from Capital Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.
  • Fullerton, D., King, A., Shoven, J., & Whalley, J., R. H. Haveman and K. Hollenbeck (Ed.) (1980). Corporate and Personal Tax Integration in the US: Some Preliminary Findings. Microeconomic Simulation Madison, WI: Institute for Research on Poverty.
  • Fullerton, D., Shoven, J., & Whalley, J. (1978). General Equilibrium Analysis of U.S. Taxation Policy. 1978 Compendium of Tax Research Washington, DC: U.S. Treasury Department.

Books and Monographs

  • Wilcoxen, P., Fullerton, D., & et. al., . (2017). The Use of Economy-Wide Models in Evaluating the Social Costs, Benefits, and Economic Impacts of Air Regulations. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Fullerton, D. (2009). The Distributional Effects of Environmental and Energy Policy. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishers.
  • Fullerton, D. (2006). The Economics of Pollution Havens. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • Fullerton, D., & Mast, B. (2005). Income Redistribution from Social Security. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press.
  • Fullerton, D., & Metcalf, G. (2003). The Distribution of Tax Burdens. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • Fullerton, D., & West, S. (2003). Public Finance Solutions to Vehicle Emissions Problems in California. Berkeley, CA: The B.E. Press.
  • Fullerton, D., & Kinnaman, T. (2002). The Economics of Household Garbage and Recycling Behavior. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • Probst, K., Fullerton, D., Litan, R., & Portney, P. (1995). Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups: Who Pays and How? Washington, DC: Brookings Institution and Resources for the Future.
  • Fullerton, D., & Rogers, D. (1993). Who Bears the Lifetime Tax Burden. Washington, DC: Brookings.
  • Fullerton, D., & Neubig, T. (1987). Compendium of Tax Research 1987. Washington, DC: U.S. Treasury Department.
  • Ballard, C., Fullerton, D., Shoven, J., & Whalley, J. (1985). A General Equilibrium Model for Tax Policy Evaluation. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • King, M., & Fullerton, D. (1984). The Taxation of Income from Capital: A Comparative Study of the U.S., U.K., Sweden, and West Germany. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Conference Proceedings

  • Fullerton, D., & Skinner, J. (1985). Cross Price Effects and Capital Taxation. National Tax Association.
  • Fullerton, D. (1983). Disparities in the Taxation of Income from Capital. National Tax Association.
  • Fullerton, D. (1980). A General Equilibrium Taxation Model with Applications and Dynamic Extensions. National Tax Association.

Presentations

  • Fullerton, D. (2018). Interactions among Circular Economies. CBP Public Lecture, Central Planning Bureau.
  • Fullerton, D. (2018). The Circular Economy. 8th Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics.

Honors and Awards

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, U. of Illinois, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2008-2020

Grants

  • Collaborative Research: Convergence Around the Circular Economy, National Science Foundation, 2019-2021
  • Climate Change Policy in Illinois, University of Illinois, 2017-2018
  • Energy Policy Tradeoffs between Economic Efficiency and Distributional Equity, Sloan Foundation, 2016-2018
  • Climate Change Policy in Illinois, IGPA, University of Illinois, 2016-2017
  • Climate Change Policy Initiative, IGPA, University of Illinois, 2014-2015
  • Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy, University of Chicago, National Science Foundation, 2010-2014
  • The Design and Implementation of U.S. Climate Policy, Smith Richardson Foundation, 2010-2012

Service

  • Editor, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2017-2019
  • Member, U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board's Economy-Wide Modeling Panel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2015-2017

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