Timothy J. Goodspeed

faculty_goodspeedProfessor • Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY’s Graduate Center

Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland, 1986
Fields: Public Finance
Office:  HW 1527
Phone:  (212)772-5434
Fax:    212-772-5398
Email:   tgoodspe@hunter.cuny.edu




Professor Goodspeed joined the economics department in the fall of 1994. From 1990 to 1994, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida International University.  After receiving his Ph.D. in 1986 from the University of Maryland, he worked as an economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Office of Tax Analysis in both the Individual and International Tax Divisions from 1986 until 1990.  Since 2002 he has been an Adjunct Professor in SIPA at Columbia University and has also been a Visiting Researcher at the Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA) in Madrid, Spain, and a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His research relates to taxation, intergovernmental fiscal relations, state and local public finance, tax competition, and international taxation including the tax treatment of multinational corporations and transfer pricing.  He has consulted for the OECD and the ADB.


“Some Simple Analytics of the Taxation of Banks as Corporations: Effects on Loans and Loan-Risk, Deposits, and Borrowing,” Forthcoming. National Tax Journal.

“Bailouts and Soft Budget Constraints in Decentralized Government: A Synthesis and Survey of an Alternative View of Intergovernmental Grant Policy.” Forthcoming, Hacienda Pública Española/Review of Public Economics.

“Absorbing Shocks: The Role of Rainy Day Funds and Transfers in a Fiscal Union.” Forthcoming, Finanzarchiv.

“Decentralization and Natural Disasters.” 2015, in Handbook of Multilevel Finance, ed. by Ehtisham Ahmad and Giorgio Brosio, Edward Elgar Press.

“Follow the Leader? Evidence on European and U.S. Tax Competition.” (with Rosanne Altshuler) 2015. Public Finance Review. July; vol. 43, 4: pp. 485-504.

“The Incidence of Bank Regulations and Taxes on Wages: Evidence from US States” 2014, in Taxation and Regulation of the Financial Sector, ed. by Ruud De Mooij and Gaetan Nicodeme, MIT Press.

“Do Companies View Bribes as a Tax? Evidence on the Trade-off between Corporate Taxes and Corruption in the Location of FDI.” 2013. (with Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Li Zhang). Chapter 3 of Critical Issues in Taxation and Development, edited by Clemens Fuest and George R. Zodrow, Cambridge: MIT Press.

“On the Optimal Design of Disaster Insurance in a Federation.” 2012. (with Andrew Haughwout). Economics of Governance. Volume 13, Number 1, pp. 1-27.

“Public Policies and FDI Location: Differences between Developing and Developed Countries.” 2011. Finanzarchiv. (with Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Li Zhang). Volume 67, no 2: pp. 171-191.

“Political fragmentation, party ideology and public expenditures.” (with Benoît Le Maux and Yvon Rocaboy) 2011. Public Choice. Volume 147: pp. 43–67.

“Rethinking tax jurisdictions and relief from international double taxation in relations with developing countries: Legal and economic perspectives from Europe and North America.” 2010. (with Pasquale Pistone), Chapter 2 of Zagler, Martin (ed.), International Tax Coordination: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Virtues and Pitfalls, Routledge, Abingdon.

“The Role of Public Services and Taxes in Attracting ‘Foreign’ Direct Investment.” 2007. (with Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Li Zhang). Chapter 8 of Public Policy for Regional Development, ed. by Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Francois Vaillancourt, Routledge.

“Taxation and FDI in Developed and Developing Countries.” 2006. The Challenges of Tax Reform in a Global Economy, ed. by James Alm, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Mark Rider. New York: Springer.

Working Papers

“Absorbing Shocks: The Role of Rainy Day Funds and Transfers in a Fiscal Union.” November, 2014.

“Some Simple Analytics of the Taxation of Banks as Corporations.” November, 2014

Decentralization and Natural Disasters,” CESifo Working Paper Series 4179, CESifo Group Munich.

“Tax Reforms and Corporate Tax Competition.” 2011. (with Rosanne Altshuler)

Corruption, accountability, and decentralization: theory and evidence from Mexico,” Working Papers 2011/32, Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (IEB).



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