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Ronald Fisher

Professor; Adjunct Professor, Accounting Department
Ph.D., Brown University

Address: 120D Marshall-Adams Hall
Tel: 517.355.0293
Fax: 517.432.1068
E-mail: fisherr1@msu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

  • Subnational government taxation and expenditures
  • Education finance
  • Intergovernmental fiscal relations
  • State and Local Public Finance, fourth edition, Oxford: Routledge, 2016.
  • “Naming Rights as a State Revenue Generator,” with R. Wassmer. State Tax Notes, June 13, 2016.
  • “Analysis of State and Local Government Capital Expenditure During the 2000s,” with R. Wassmer. Public Budgeting and Finance, 35, no.1, Spring 2015, pp, 3-28.
  • “A (Baker’s) Dozen Years of State and Local Government Capital Investment,” with R. Wassmer. State Tax Notes, April 27, 2015.
  • “The Issuance of State and Local Debt During the United States’ Great Recession,” with R. Wassmer. National Tax Journal, 67, No. 1, March 2014, pp. 113-150.
  • Why is State and Local Government Capital Spending Lower in the New England States than in Other U.S. States? With R. Sullivan. Policy Report 16-1, New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, forthcoming 2016.
  • “Does Perception of Gas Tax Paid Influence Support for Funding Highway Improvements?” with R. Wassmer. Public Finance Review, forthcoming 2016.
  • “State-Local Government Fiscal Conditions After the Great Recession,” with R. Wassmer. State Tax Notes, February 8, 2016; further research ongoing.

Michigan State University Department of Economics