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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Economics



J. Fred Giertz

J. Fred Giertz

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Professor of Economics and at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs

Research Interests

Public economics

PhD

Northwestern University, 1970

Selected Publications

  • “Public Pension Plans: Myth and Realities for State Budgets,” with Leslie E. Papke, National Tax Journal, vol. 60 (2007), 305–324.
  • “The Illinois Gross Receipts Tax Proposal,” State Tax Notes, March 26, 2007.
  • “The Property Tax Bound,” National Tax Journal, vol. 59 (2006), 698-705.
  • "The Illinois State Budget and Pensions," The State of the State in Illinois in Cedric Herring, editor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, 2006.
  • “The 2002 Downturn in State Revenues: A Comparative Review and Analysis,” with Seth H. Giertz, National Tax Journal, vol. 58 (2004), 111-132.

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