Public Administration Institute - Director
James A. Richardson
Harris J. and Marie P. Chustz Endowed Professorship
Masters Advisor, Department of Public Administration Institute
Public Administration Institute - Professor
Department of Economics - Professor
2039 Business Education Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
|Ph D Economics, University of Michigan, 1971|
MA Economics, University of Michigan, 1970
BA Economics, St. Mary's University of Texas, 1966
|ECON 3999 - IND STUDY: ECON PROB|
ECON 4110 - PUBLIC FINANCE
PADM 5600 - MICROEC TH POLICY AN
PADM 7800 - IND STUD IN PADM
PADM 7850 - PADM INTERNSHIP
PADM 7851 - PADM PRACTICUM
PADM 7900 - PUB ADMIN COLLOQUIUM
|S Kenneth Howard Award, Association of Budgeting and Financial Management|
|Teaching Interest: Public Finance, Economics of Taxation, Economic Analysis, Public Administration Colloquium|
|Research Interest: Regional Economics, Energy Economics, State and Local Taxation, Forecasting, Public Policy|
Professional and Service Activities
|Assurance of Learning Committee, Committee Member|
Graduate Programs Committee, Committee Member
|JAMES A. RICHARDSON is John Rhea Alumni Professor of Economics and Director of the Public Administration Institute in the E. J. Ourso College of Business Administration at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Richardson has also served as Chairman of the Department of Economics, Acting Dean of the College of Business Administration, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Richardson has served from 1987 through the present as the private economist on the Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference, the panel with the constitutional authority and responsibility to provide official revenue estimates for the state. This Conference includes the Governor of the State, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dr. Richardson also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Research Council and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Council for A Better Louisiana.
He organized and supervised a major tax study for the state of Louisiana which resulted in Louisiana Fiscal Alternatives: Finding Permanent Solutions to Recurring Budget Crises, published by the LSU Press in 1988. Dr. Richardson has co-edited a major book, Handbook on Taxation, which was published by Marcel Dekker in January 1999. Dr. Richardson also served on the Louisiana Law Institute�s Tax Study Commission, a group that was formed in response to Senate Concurrent Resolution 88, passed in 1999.
Dr. Richardson served as fiscal advisor to the Governor of Louisiana from 1988 through 1991. He contributed to the comprehensive tax study for the state of Kansas in 1995. He served as an advisor to the state of Alabama�s Department of Revenue in 1996. He has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Education Finance and the Texas Business Review. His work has been published in numerous journals such as the National Tax Association Proceedings, State and Local Government, Public Finance Quarterly, Growth and Change, Natural Resources Journal, Journal of Energy and Development, and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.
Dr. Richardson also participates in the preparation of the Louisiana Economic Outlook, a two-year forecast of the Louisiana Economy published by the E. J. Ourso College of Business Administration at Louisiana State University. The Louisiana Economic Outlook has been published, and Dr. Richardson has participated in the publication, since 1983.
Dr. Richardson also completed a study for the Louisiana Hospital Association, an analysis of tax incentives for Louisiana businesses, an analysis of starting up independent school districts in Baker and Zachary, Louisiana, and an evaluation of the development of deepwater facilities for ports in St. Mary Parish and Iberia Parish. He has also conducted numerous economic impact studies for various industries in the state, as well as for the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development.
Dr. Richardson received his bachelors of art degree in economics from St. Mary�s University of San Antonio, Texas and his Master�s degree in economics and the doctorate in economics from The University of Michigan. Dr. Richardson specializes in regional forecasting, state and local tax policy, economic valuation, and energy economics.|
Employed by LSU since:
|September 1970 |