Joseph J. Cordes, Professor of Economics
Joseph Cordes joined the Department of Economics in 1975 and became Professor
of Economics in 1985. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from
The University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1977. From 1989 to 1991, Professor
Cordes served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Programs in the
Columbian School of Arts and Sciences, and as Chair of the Department of
Economics from 1991 to 1997. He currently serves as the Director of the
Ph.D. Program in Public
Policy, and Advisor in the Policy Analysis and Research Track of the
of Public Policy
Program . Professor Cordes has also held appointments while on leave
from the University as a Brookings Economic Policy Fellow in the Office
of Tax Analysis, U.S. Department of the Treasury (1980-81), Financial Economist,
U.S. Department of the Treasury (1984), Deputy Assistant Director for Tax
Analysis, Congressional Budget Office, 1989-991, and Visiting Fellow, The
Urban Institute (1998-1999). Prof. Cordes has co-edited two books, and
has authored or co-authored over fifty articles and chapters in books on
taxation and tax policy, economic evaluation of public expenditure programs,
regulatory policy, technology policy, and the economics the nonprofit sector.
A significant part of his current research focuses on the economic behavior
of nonprofit organizations, and evaluating public programs intended to
reduce economic risks from flood and storm damage.
Economics 161: Public Goods and Expenditure Analysis (Undergraduate)
Economics 162: Taxation and Tax Policy (Undergraduate)
Economics 198: Senior Pro seminar in Economics
Economics 263: Public Goods and Expenditure Analysis (Graduate)
Economics 264: Taxation and Tax Policy (Graduate)
Economics 221/Public Policy 204/: Economics Applied to Public Policy
Economics 222: Applied Welfare Economics and Benefit Cost Analysis
Public Policy 295: Doctoral Dissertation Workshop
Selected Recent Publications
Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy, (co-editor with Robert
Ebel and Jane Gravelle), Urban Institute Press, 1999.
Democracy, Social Values and Public Policy (co-editor with Milton Carrow
and Paul Churchill), Greenwood-Praeger, 1998.
"The Tangled Web of Taxing Talk: Telecommunication Taxes in the New Millennium,"
Tax Journal, Sept. 2000 (in press).
"To the Water's Edge, and Beyond: Effects of Shore Protection Projects
on Beachfront Real Estate," Journal of Real Estate Economics and Finance
(with A. Yezer and D. Gatzlaff), (in press).
"Washington D.C. Human Service Providers in an Era of Donor Choice," (with
J. Henig and E. Twombly), Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly,
"School Choice in California: Who Chooses Private Schools?" (with R. Buddin
and S. Kirby), Journal of Urban Economics, Vol 44, 1998, pp. 110-134.
"Differential Taxation of the Nonprofit Sector and the Commercialization
of Nonprofit Revenues," (with Burton A. Weisbrod), Journal of Policy
Analysis and Management, Winter 1998.
"Reconciling Normative and Positive Theories of Government, American
Economic Review, May 1998.
Chapters in Books
"In Harm's Way: Effects of Coastal Shore Protection Projects on Induced
Economic Development," (with A. Yezer), Land Economics, March 1998.
"Business Franchise and Insurance Taxes in the DC Tax System," (with H.
Watson) in Taxing Fairly and Simply, District of Columbia Tax Revision
"The Theory and Practice of Tax Incidence Analysis," (with H. Watson),
in Fred Thompson, ed., Handbook of Public Finance, Marcel Dekker,
"Eliciting Voluntary Contributions for the Public Good Through State Income
Tax Checkoff Programs," (with C. Williams), in Astrid Merget, et. al.,
eds., Nonprofit Organizations as Public Actors, Jossey-Bass Publishing,
"Thinking About School Vouchers: Theory, Evidence and Rhetoric," (with
S. Kirby and R. Buddin) in J.M. Pogodzinski, ed., Readings in Public
Policy, Basil Blackwell, 1995.
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