Wallace E. Oates

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Wallace E. Oates (March 21, 1937 – October 30, 2015) was a Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland.[1]

He taught in the fields of public economics and environmental economics, and was considered a major international figure in both fields.[1] His first book was Fiscal Federalism (1972) and he authored numerous other books and articles, including The Theory of Environmental Policy (1975), coauthored with William J. Baumol. A Festschrift, Environmental and public economics : essays in honor of Wallace E. Oates, was published in his honor in 1999,[2] and an additional volume of his selected essays in 2004.[3] Another Festschrift, The Tiebout Model at fifty : essays in public economics in honor of Wallace Oates was published in his honor in 2006.[4]

He received his Ph.D. in economics at Stanford in 1965 and joined the faculty at Princeton University.[1] He began at the University of Maryland in 1979.[5]


  • Ladd, Helen F., and Wallace E. Oates. Local Government Tax and Land Use Policies in the United States: Understanding the Links. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1998.
  • Oates, Wallace E. The Economics of Fiscal Federalism and Local Finance. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 1998.
  • Oates, Wallace E. The Economics of Environmental Regulation. Cheltenham, U.K.: E. Elgar, 1996.
  • Oates, Wallace E. Studies in Fiscal Federalism. Aldershot, Hants, England: E. Elgar, 1991.
  • Baumol, William J., and Wallace E. Oates. The Theory of Environmental Policy. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
    • Translated into Spanish in 1982 as La teoría de la política económica del medio ambiente.
  • Oates, Wallace E. The Economics of the Environment. Aldershot, Hants, England: E. Elgar, 1992. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 462 libraries [6]
  • Oates, Wallace E. Fiscal Federalism. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 595 libraries [7] Reprinted, 2011 [8]
    • Translated into Spanish as Federalismo fiscal, 1977
  • Baumol, William J., Wallace E. Oates, and Sue Anne Batey Blackman. Economics, Environmental Policy, and the Quality of Life. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1979.
  • Oates, Wallace E. The Political Economy of Fiscal Federalism. Lexington, Mass: Lexington Books, 1977.
  • Kelejian, Harry H., and Wallace E. Oates. Introduction to Econometrics; Principles and Applications. New York: Harper & Row, 1974.
    • Translated into Portuguese as Introdução a econometria principios e aplicações, 1978
    • Translated into Spanish as Introducción a la econometría : principios y aplicaciones in 1995
  • McKinnon, Ronald I., and Wallace E. Oates. The Implications of International Economic Integration for Monetary, Fiscal, and Exchange-Rate Policy. Princeton, N.J.: International Finance Section, Dept. of Economics, Princeton University, 1966.


  1. ^ a b c "In Memoriam: Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Wallace Oates". University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. ^ WorldCat
  3. ^ Oates, Wallace E. Environmental Policy and Fiscal Federalism: Selected Essays of Wallace E. Oates. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Pub, 2004.World Cat item entry
  4. ^ Cambridge, Mass: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2006.
  5. ^ http://econweb.umd.edu/~oates/bio.htm
  6. ^ WorldCat item record
  7. ^ WorldCat item record
  8. ^ http://www.worldcat.org/title/fiscal-federalism/oclc/794571639&referer=brief_results

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