Dr. John L. Mikesell ’64 recently received the National Tax Association’s Steven Gold Award: “In recognition of his outstanding contributions to state and local fiscal policy and his ability to span the interests of scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and advocates with great integrity and evenhandedness.” John proudly regards receiving the Gold Award as the highest honor in his distinguished career as an expert on public finance.
John has been the Chancellor’s Professor at the Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Health since 2008. His areas of interest include: governmental finance, especially questions of policy and administration of sales and property taxation; state lotteries; public budgeting; and public finance in countries of the former Soviet Union. After Wabash, he earned his M.A., University of Illinois and his Ph.D., University of Illinois.
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