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Peter Mieszkowski

Professor Emeritus

Baker Hall 266 B
Ph: 713.348.3453
Fax: 713.348.5278
Email: mieszko@rice.edu

 Curriculum Vitae 

EDUCATION:Ph.D., Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 1963
M.A., Economics, McGill University, 1959
B.A., Chemistry, McGill University, 1957
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Public finance, urban economics and health economics. Most research interests are centered on health insurance. Peter Mieszkowski is studying emploer provided health insurance as a local public goal where high wage employees who have high demands for health insurance cross subsidize the insurance of lower wages workers. In another project he is studying Medicaid expenditures by U.S. states for the period 1975-2004 to determine the determinants of the relative generosity of different state programs.

"The Governance of Oil an Gas in the United States" with Ronald Soligo, forthcoming in George Anderson, edited Oil and Gas in Federal Systems, Oxford University Press, Toronto, Fall 2011.


"Reminiscences on Tax Policy" State Tax Notes, vol 55, no 7, February 15, 2010, pp. 491-405. Proceedings of National Tax Association Annual Meeting 2009

"Commemorating Richard Musgrave (1910-2007)" with Anthony B. Atkinson, Sijbern Cnossen, Helen F. Ladd, Pierre Pestieau, and Paul A. Samuelson. Firanz Archiv, 64: 145-170, June 2008. My contribution is 6 pages on fiscal federalism.

"The Effects of Income, Education and Age on Health", with Olga Kiuila, Health Economics, 16: 781-798, 2007.

"Distributive Analysis of Fundamental Tax Reform", with M. Palumbo in United States Tax Reform in the 21st Century, G. Zodrow and P. Mieszkowski, Cambridge University Press, 2002.

"Federalism, Grants, and Fiscal Equalization", with R. Musgrave in National Tax Journal, June 1999.

"Taxes, Public Goods and Urban Economics: The Selected Essays of Peter Mieszkowski", Edward Elgar, 1999

"The Causes of Metropolitan Suburbanization," with Edwin S. Mills, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 1993.

"Analyzing Urban Decentralization: The Case of Houston," with Barton Smith, Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics, pp. 183-199, 1991.

"Pigou, Tiebout, Property Taxation and Under-Provision of Local Public Goods,"Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 19, May 1986, with George Zodrow.