Faculty profiles

Members of the Economics Department

Alan J. Auerbach

Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law

Public Policy, Public Finance
Current Status
Sabbatical, Spring 2023
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1978
Research Interests
domestic and international tax policy; fiscal policy and demographic change; inequality and tax policy

About Alan J. Auerbach

Alan J. Auerbach is the Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, and former Chair of the Economics Department at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and previously taught at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as Economics Department Chair.  Professor Auerbach was Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation in 1992 and has been an adviser to several government agencies and institutions.  He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, having previously served as an Executive Committee Member and Vice President of that association and as Editor of its Journal of Economic Perspectives and American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.  Professor Auerbach is a past President of the National Tax Association, from which he received the Daniel M. Holland Medal, and is currently President of the Western Economic Association International.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the National Academy of Social Insurance.