James Alm is Dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also taught at Syracuse University and at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his master's degree in economics at the University of Chicago and his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Alm teaches and conducts research in the area of public economics. Much of his research has examined the responses of individuals and firms to taxation, in such areas as tax compliance, the tax treatment of the family, tax reform, the line item veto, social security, housing, indexation, and tax and expenditure limitations. His work has been published in leading economics journals, and he is the author of six books. He has also worked extensively on fiscal and decentralization reforms overseas, including projects in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jamaica, Grenada, Turkey, Egypt, Hungary, China, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Uganda, Nigeria, India, Colombia, Nepal, Ukraine, Pakistan, and South Africa. He is currently Editor of Public Finance Review and an Associate Editor of Review of Economics of the Household and economics-ejournal. More information and links to publications can be found at http://aysps.gsu.edu/people/AlmJ.htm .