Donald J. Boyd is executive director of the Task Force on the State Budget Crisis, co-chaired by former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch and former Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul Volcker. The Task Force is conducting a deep examination of fiscal crises in the states. Boyd currently is on leave from his responsibilities as a senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, where he conducts research on state and local government fiscal issues.Don has more than 25 years experience analyzing state and local fiscal issues. His past positions include deputy director of the Rockefeller Institute of Government and director of its fiscal studies program; deputy director of the Center for Policy Research at the State University of New York at Albany where his research focused on education issues and teacher labor markets; director of the economic and revenue staff for New York State’s budget office; and director of the tax staff for the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Don holds a Ph.D. in Managerial Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
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