The Daniel M. Holland Medal was created in 1993 in the memory of Daniel Holland, a Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and long-time editor of the National Tax Journal. The Holland Medal, the most prestigious award given by the National Tax Association, recognizes lifetime achievement in the study of the theory and practice of public finance.
This year’s winner of the Holland Medal is Daniel Shaviro, the Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation at NYU Law School. Shaviro is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. Before entering teaching, he spent three years each in private practice, and at the Joint Congressional Committee on Taxation, where he worked on the Tax Reform Act of 1986. In 1987, Shaviro began his teaching career at the University of Chicago Law School, and then moved to NYU in 1995.
Shaviro’s scholarly work focuses on tax policy and other fiscal policy, along with inequality and the intersections between law, literature, and social science. His books include Bonfires of the American Dream in American Rhetoric, Literature, and Film (2022), Fixing U.S. International Taxation (2014), Decoding the U.S. Corporate Tax (2009), and Do Deficits Matter? (1997). He has also published a novel, Getting It (2010).
As noted by NTA President Daphne Kenyon, “Dan is an extraordinarily prolific and thoughtful tax scholar who has contributed immensely to the interdisciplinary work between lawyers and economists that is the hallmark of the NTA.”
Shaviro is a frequent author of articles in the two specialty journals that focus on tax issues: National Tax Journal and Tax Notes. He has over 50 journal publications, and has written countless op eds, book chapters, and blog postings over the course of his career.
He is an active member of the National Tax Association. He has been a frequent contributor to the Annual Conference and the Spring Symposium and even served as the program co-chair for the 2013 Annual Conference.
Shaviro’s impressive body of work will be celebrated at the NTA’s 116th Annual Conference on Taxation, to be held in Denver, November 2 – 4, during which he will receive the Daniel M. Holland Medal.