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Robert Tannenwald

Senior Fellow


Former Staff

Robert Tannenwald was a Senior Fellow in the Center’s State Fiscal Project.

Prior to joining the Center in 2010, he served as a Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where he worked for 28 years, and Director of the Bank's New England Public Policy Center, which he founded in 2005.  From 1975 through 1978, he was an Analyst in Taxation and Fiscal Policy for the Library of Congress’ Congressional Research Service.

Tannenwald has published extensively on state and local taxation over the course of his 35-year career.  A widely respected authority on a range of public finance issues ranging from unemployment insurance to tax competitiveness, Tannenwald has served as an expert witness before scores of public hearings. He has also served as Research Director or Member of five different tax study commissions in three New England states.  In 2007, he was elected President of the National Tax Association.

Bob received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he was a Danforth Graduate Fellow.

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