ATLANTA—Georgia State University economist Carlianne Patrick has been elected to the 15-member board of the National Tax Association (NTA), the nation’s leading association of scholars and professionals involved in public finance.
“The NTA makes a big effort to bring in government agencies and the private sector. I’ve been involved with the association for some time in various capacities, and it’s an honor to be elected to its board of directors,” said Patrick.
Patrick, an assistant professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies since 2012, comes from a background in local economic development in Georgia. Her academic research focuses on various factors that that play into economic development decision-making, including incentives, location, tax policies, housing and labor, and she is affiliated with the school’s Center for State and Local Finance, Fiscal Research Center and Urban Studies Institute, as well as the Real Estate Center in Georgia State’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
Patrick’s research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Economic Inquiry, and The National Tax Journal. She recently co-authored the study, “Recession-Proof Skills, Cities, and Resilience in Economic Downturns.” (See the story, “People Skills Benefit Workers and Economies.”)
Patrick has received several awards for her research, including the 2016 Miernyk Research Excellence Medal and Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science.
A native of Georgia, Patrick received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University, an M.Sc. at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. from the University of West Georgia, from which she graduated magna cum laude.
The National Tax Association is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical educational association. Other Andrew Young School faculty who have served on its board include Dave Sjoquist, W. Bartley Hildreth, Dean Sally Wallace and Founding Dean Roy W. Bahl.
Story by Alison Tyrer
Department of Economics
Carlianne Patrick is committed to policy-relevant research that, broadly speaking, investigates how local variation in economic incentives and other conditions affect economic agents. Her research covers several topics under this umbrella. One strand focuses on the effect of, and theoretical justification for, policies aimed at altering firm decisions, such as where to locate (i.e., economic development policies). Another explores the effect of local public goods and tax policies on households’ location decisions and housing. A third studies how locational characteristics influence labor market outcomes.