William G. Gale

“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 tax policy, fiscal policy, pensions and saving behavior. He is co-director of the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution. He is also director of the Retirement Security Project. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Vice President of Brookings and Director of the Economic Studies Program. Gale attended Duke University and the London School of Economics and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1987.