David G. Tuerck is President of the Beacon Hill Institute, a Massachusetts economic research organization that specializes in modeling tax law changes. He is also Professor Emeritus at Suffolk University in Boston, where he served on the Economics faculty for 38 years. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Virginia. Before joining Suffolk, he worked as a director in the economic consulting practice at Coopers & Lybrand in Washington DC. During his tenure at Coopers & Lybrand, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Treasury on modeling the Reagan tax policy proposals. He has published in the academic literature and testified before Congress and state legislatures on numerous occasions and on a number of public policy issues.