Don Fullerton is Gutgsell Professor in the Finance Department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He recently stepped down as Editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE). His research analyzes the circular economy, as well as other distributional and efficiency effects of tax and environmental policies. He received a BA from Cornell, and a PhD in Economics from U.C. Berkeley. He taught at Princeton, the U. of Virginia, Carnegie Mellon U., and the U. of Texas, before joining the U. of Illinois in 2008. From 1985 to 1987, he served in the U.S. Treasury Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis.
In middle school, Fullerton had a $25 reward on his head, for the “arrest and conviction of any person or persons responsible for the ….”.