James Alm

James Alm is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. 

His most recent research fields include, among others, tax compliance and tax evasion, the marriage tax, tax and expenditure limitations, tax amnesties, taxpayer responses to tax reforms, enterprise zones, the determinants of state economic growth, and corruption. His work has been published extensively in leading journals including The American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, and National Tax Journal. He has also published numerous book chapters and books including Taxing the Hard-to-tax: Lessons from Theory and Practice (with J. Martinez-Vazquez and S. Wallace) Elsevier B. V. – North Holland Publishers, 2004, and The Challenges of Tax Reform in the 21st Century (with J. Martinez-Vazquez, and M. Rider), Springer, 2006. His work has also been noted in articles in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Forbes, and Business Week.

He is editor of Public Finance Review and associate editor of Review of Economics of the Household. He also has served on the editorial board of Economic Inquiry, Public Finance Review and the National Tax Journal and on the Executive Committee of the National Tax Association.

His Keynote address is on:

Who Benefits from Tax Evasion?

Further information is available from his homepage.