George R. Zodrow is the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics at Rice University. He is also a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute, editor of the National Tax Journal and international research fellow at the Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford University. His research interests are tax reform in the U.S. and developing countries, state and local public finance, and computable general equilibrium modeling of the effects of tax reforms. He received the Steven D. Gold Award in 2009 from the National Tax Association, in conjunction with the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, to recognize his significant contributions to state and local fiscal policy and capacity to cross the boundaries between academic research and public policy making. Zodrow received a B.A. in mechanical engineering and economics and an M.M.E. from Rice University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.