Don Fullerton

Don Fullerton

Senior Scholar, IGPA

Gutgsell Professor of Finance

Department of Finance

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Don Fullerton is a member of the Fiscal Health of Illinois working group. He researches energy and environmental policy issues, including household garbage and recycling behavior, air and water quality regulation, and climate change policy.  He studies the economic effects of these regulations including their cost effectiveness, the distribution of their burdens, and the interactions between environmental policy and other tax policy. He also has done extensive research on taxation issues including the economic incidence and investment incentive effects of the corporate income tax and other federal and state taxes.

Associated IGPA Projects

Climate Policy

Former Experience

Professor Fullerton spent 14 years as Addison Baker Duncan Centennial Professor of Economics at the University of Texas. He also served on the faculty at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Virginia and Princeton University. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department from 1985-87, during the debate on the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

Professional Appointments

Director, National Bureau of Economic Research Program on Environmental and Energy Economics

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Member, U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board’s Economy-Wide Modeling Panel

Co-Editor, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists


PhD, MA: University of California at Berkeley 1978, 1976

Undergraduate: Cornell, 1974