Areas of expertise
Public finance • State and local economic development • Tax policy • Early childhood education • Social Security • Income inequality and poverty
Robert Lynch is the Everett E. Nuttle professor of Economics at Washington College. His current research assesses the impact of public investment in early childhood education on government budgets, the economy, and crime. His most recent publication in this area is Enriching children, Enriching the Nation: Public Investment in High-Quality Prekindergarten (2007). He has also authored several works that have evaluated the adequacy and effectiveness of state and local government economic policies, reviewed government economic growth strategies, and analyzed the efficiency, fairness, and stability of state and local tax systems.
Ph.D, Economics, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook (1984)
M.A., Economics, SUNY Stony Brook (1981)
B.A., International and Development Economics, Georgetown University (1979)
By Area of Research:
Beyond Pre-kindergarten: Evidence and State-Level Action
State fact sheets from ‘Enriching Children, Enriching the Nation’
Media kit from ‘Enriching Children, Enriching the Nation’
Enriching Children, Enriching the Nation: Public Investment in High-Quality Prekindergarten
Exceptional Returns: Economic, Fiscal, and Social Benefits of Investment in Early Childhood Development
Rethinking Growth Strategies: How State and Local Taxes and Services Affect Economic Development
Do State & Local Tax Incentives Work?