Faculty Profile

David E. Wildasin PhD

Endowed Professor of Public Finance (Emeritus), Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and Professor (Emeritus)

David Wildasin joined the University of Kentucky faculty in 2000, having previously served in academic positions at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Indiana University-Bloomington, and Vanderbilt University. He has held visiting positions at Queen's University (Canada), the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), the University of Bonn, the World Bank, and at a number of other universities and research institutions throughout the world.

His research focuses on public economics with an emphasis on fiscal policy in urban, regional, and international contexts. His published research includes more than one hundred contributions to professional journals, books, and research reports as well as several books and edited volumes. Current research interests include the analysis of fiscal competition, including the analysis of consumption taxation (joint with D. Agrawal) and in dynamic models with factor mobility. Additional details are available at davidwildasin.us.

Contact Information

Department: Economics
Phone: (859) 257 2456
Office: 225E
Personal Website


Ph.D., University of Iowa 1976
B.A., University of Virginia 1972

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