UT’s Fox makes All-Decade Team


In the arcane world of tax analysis, Bill Fox, director and professor of economics with the University of Tennessee’s Center for Business and Economic Research, is a big time player.

State Tax Notes Magazine recently named Fox to its All Decade Team.

Fox was typically humble and didn’t have much to say about the honor when we spoke recently. But the magazine left no doubt that UT has a valuable resource.

Read more about what the magazine said.



“No academic economist in the state tax world has been as influential over the last decade as Bill Fox. His work set the standard for analyzing the effects of electronic commerce on state sales taxes. Indeed, it is among the most widely cited work in all of state taxation. He has made tremendous scholarly contributions to the corporate tax debate as well as to discussions of business taxes in general. He has advised states and nations on tax reform and fiscal federalism issues.”

That’s high praise. If Fox was a football player UT would retire his number.

Read the full State Tax Notes article here.