Center Experts


  • bahlr Roy Bahl -

    An expert in public finance, Roy Bahl has extensive experience consulting on state and local government issues with public and private agencies, including Standard & Poor’s Corp., several city and state governments, and federal agencies. Bahl headed the staffs of the Ohio and Georgia Tax Commissions. He has served on the editorial boards of the… more »

  • bluestonep_0.jpg Peter Bluestone -

    Peter Bluestone is a Senior Research Associate with the Fiscal Research Center. He is a Georgia State University Urban Fellows Recipient. His research interests include urban economics, environmental economics and state and local fiscal policy.

  • BobBuschman02ps3_rdax_214x300 Robert Buschman -

    Robert Buschman is a senior research associate with the Fiscal Research Center (FRC) and the Center for State and Local Finance. He is FRC’s key contact for fiscal note analyses of proposed Georgia revenue legislation. His research interests include corporate and personal taxation, growth and equity effects of tax reform, state and local fiscal policy, and other… more »

  • GraceMartin_WPThumb1 Martin Grace -

    Ph.D., University of Florida J.D., University of Florida M.A., University of Florida B.A., University of New Hampshire

    Martin F. Grace is associate director and research associate of the Center for Risk Management and Insurance Research. Dr. Grace’s research has been published in various journals in economics and insurance concerning the economics and public policy aspects… more »

  • heaghneyk Kenneth Heaghney -

    Kenneth J. Heaghney has over 20 years of experience working with business leaders on a wide range of economic problems and issues. Much of his recent experience has been on applying economic analysis to the development and implementation of pricing strategies. As state economist, he is responsible for developing the annual tax revenue forecast for… more »

  • MatthewsJohnWPThumb1-1 John Matthews -

    Dr. Matthews is a part time instructor with the Department of Public Management and Policy and Principal Associate in the Fiscal Research Center in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Dr. Matthews also serves as a visiting professor with The Graduate School of City Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology.… more »

  • pandeyl.jpg Lakshmi Pandey -

    Lakshmi Pandey is a Senior Research Associate at the Fiscal Research Center. He is the Center’s key contact for data management and database needs. He graduated from Banaras Hindu University in India and has worked at Washington State University and State University of New York at Buffalo.

  • riderm.jpg Mark Rider -

    Mark Rider is a public finance and applied microeconomics specialist. He has worked on revenue forecasting and tax analysis projects for Georgia State University’s Russia Fiscal Reform Project and the Sri Lanka Tax Policy Training Program. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Tax Analysis where he was responsible for forecasting current law… more »

  • sjoquistdl David Sjoquist -

    Sjoquist’s areas of expertise are state and local taxation and urban and regional economics. A specialist in the field of public finance, Sjoquist has an extensive interest in urban economics, especially local economic development, central city poverty, and education policy. He has published extensively on topics such as analysis of public policies, teenage employment, capital… more »

  • 20140819MLB_Sally_Wallace_002PSFC_o2-620x868 Sally Wallace -

    Wallace’s principal interests are federal, state, local and international taxation and analysis and intergovernmental fiscal relations. She has consulted widely on tax policy, fiscal decentralization and revenue forecasting and analysis in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakstan, Jamaica, Yemen, and China, and served as resident (Moscow) chief of party for the Andrew Young School’s Russian fiscal reform project… more »

  • 20110830_Nicholas_Warner_009PSF_rdax_214x300 Nicholas Warner -

    Nick Warner is a Research Associate with the Fiscal Research Center.  He holds a MA in Economics from Georgia State University and a BS in Economics from Radford University with a concentration in International Economics.  His research interests include local tax and public policy, urban economics, experimental economics, and international economics.  Prior to joining the… more »

  • wheelerl.jpg Laura Wheeler -

    Laura Wheeler is a Senior Research Associate at the Fiscal Research Center. She is the Center’s key contact for tax expenditure budget. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Prior to coming to FRC Laura worked for several years with the Joint Committee on Taxation for Congress and as… more »