If you had a new empirical or theoretical finding, or an interesting application of one to a current policy issue in public finance, with whom would you want to share it? If you wanted to learn about current public finance research being undertaken in economics, accounting, and law by those ranging from PhD students to distinguished academicians to experienced government or private sector practitioners, where would you go? For me the answer has been the NTA — a professional family of diverse professionals sharing a common interest in increasing our knowledge of, and improving the practice of, public finance. From the annual conference to the Spring symposium to each issue of the NTJ, there is something for everyone. I encourage you to participate actively in the NTA and help extend its impact for all members.
Dr. Andrew Lyon is a principal and directs the National Economics and Statistics Tax Policy Services Economics group of PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)’s Washington National Tax Services practice. In this role, he provides economic and tax analysis to PwC clients in a wide range of areas, including corporate tax reform proposals, capital cost recovery, and investment incentives.
Prior to joining PwC, Drew served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis with the Department of the Treasury. He also served on the staffs of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and the Joint Committee on Taxation, and was a fellow at both the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Brookings Institution. He has been published widely and holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.