Byron Lutz is a Senior Economist in the Fiscal Analysis Section of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. His primary fields of research are public finance, urban economics, and labor. He has conducted research on property taxes, intergovernmental grants, tax and expenditure limitations, the connection between the macro economy and government finances, urban real estate markets, and the intersection of land use choices, the housing market and the provision of local public goods. He has also examined the impact of school desegregation on dropout rates, youth crime and suburbanization. At the Fed, Byron’s policy responsibilities center on the analysis of state and local government tax and spending behavior. He earned a B.A. in economics and history from the University of North Carolina (1997) and Ph.D. in economics from MIT (2005).
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