About Don Fullerton

Don Fullerton is Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he is in the Finance Department, the Center for Business and Public Policy (CBPP), and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA). He is Associate Director of the IGPA, and he is Director of the program on Environmental and Energy Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
He teaches graduate courses in business and public policy and conducts research in various topics in public policy analysis, such as distributional and efficiency effects of environmental policy. He received a BA from Cornell in 1974 and a PhD in Economics from U.C. Berkeley in 1978. He taught at Princeton University (1978-84), the University of Virginia (1984-94), Carnegie Mellon University (1991-94) and the University of Texas (1994-2008), before joining the University of Illinois in 2008. From 1985 to 1987, he served in the U.S. Treasury Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis.


Present Center for Business and Public Policy (CBPP), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Present Associate Director, Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Present Gutgsell Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

environmental and energy economics and policy analysis, public economics and taxation, and distributional effects of taxes, social security, & regulations

Honors and Awards

  • AERE Fellow, 2014, Award of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, UIUC, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Meritorious Service Award, U.S. Treasury Department, 1987
  • First Prize, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, National Tax Association, 1979

Contact Information

Finance Department and IGPA
University of Illinois
4030 BIF Box#30 (MC520)
515 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
office: (217) 244-3621
fax: (217) 244-3102
cell: (512) 750-6012


2015 (1)

2014 (4)

2013 (4)

2012 (3)

2011 (3)

2010 (5)

Distributional Effects of Environmental and Energy Policy (4)

Environmental Policy in the Energy Sector (5)

Environmental Policy in the Transportation Sector (3)

Environmental Policy via Deposit Refund Systems (4)

Garbage and Recycling Behavior (4)

Other Environmental Issues (5)

Social Security (4)

Taxation: Analysis of Incidence (5)

Taxation: Deadweight Loss (5)

Taxation: Effects on Housing, Charity, Savings, Revenue (4)

Taxation: Evaluation of Reforms (5)

Taxation: Models of Computable General Equilibrium (4)