“NTA is my professional family. The Annual Conferences are reunions that allow me to catch up with old colleagues and make new connections. I’ve benefited tremendously from my interactions with other academics but most importantly with colleagues working on tax policy in government institutions, think tanks and the private sector. The best advice I can give any graduate student is join early and stay involved.”
Rosanne Altshuler is Professor of Economics at Rutgers University. She has served as Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Chair of the Economics Department in the School of Arts and Sciences of Rutgers University. She was an assistant professor at Columbia University and has been a visitor at Princeton University, New York University’s School of Law, and the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Rosanne’s research focuses on federal tax policy and has appeared in numerous journals and books.
Rosanne is currently an editor of the Policy Watch section of International Tax and Public Finance. She has served as a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office and the Board of Trustees of the American Tax Policy Institute. Rosanne has also been active in the policy world as Director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Senior Economist to the 2005 President’s Advisory Panel of Federal Tax Reform, and Special Advisor to the Joint Committee on Taxation. She has testified before the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committee.
Rosanne’s involvement in the National Tax Association began as a graduate student. She won the Outstanding Dissertation Prize in 1988 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1993. Rosanne was editor of the National Tax Journal from 2001 to 2006. She is probably most well known at the NTA for her work with Jim Hines of the University of Michigan honoring recipients of the Daniel M. Holland Medal at the Annual Conferences on Taxation.