Joseph A. Pechman (1918–1989) was a highly influential economist and taxation scholar in the United States. He graduated from the City College of New York and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as President of the American Economic Association and was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Pechman advocated income taxation, progressive tax rates, and tax reform. He was a major figure in the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
A prolific author, Pechman published influential books such as "Gender in the Workplace" and "How Taxes Affect Economic Behavior".
Pechman married and had two daughters.
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