Joseph A. Pechman

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Joseph A. Pechman (1918–1989) was a highly influential economist and taxation scholar in the United States.[1] 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.[2]

Core Ideas[edit]

Pechman advocated income taxation, progressive tax rates, and tax reform.[3] 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"[4] and "How Taxes Affect Economic Behavior".[5]

Personal life[edit]

Pechman married and had two daughters.


  1. ^ "JOSEPH A. PECHMAN IS DEAD AT 71; AIDED 1986 INCOME TAX CHANGES". The New York Times. 21 August 1989. 
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