Ray Nelson

Ray Nelson


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Biography

Applied economist and statistician who analyzes business and governmental issues

Selected Publications

  • "State Tax Revenue Growth and Volatility", Volume 6, Pages 23 - 58, St. Louis Federal Reserve, 2010.    
  • "Stress Testing State Budgets under Alternative Business Cycle Scenarios", State Tax Notes, Edition 5, Volume 56, Issue 5, Pages 363 - 372, Tax Analysts, 2010.    

Languages

  • Spanish

BYU Citizenship

  • Promotion Committee/Council Member September, 2015
  • Research Committee/Council Member September, 2015 - August, 2017
  • Academic Unit Review Committee Committee/Council Member September, 2013 - August, 2017
  • Graduate Council Committee/Council Member September, 2013 - August, 2017

Consulting

  • Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel — Analysis of income tax returns in conjunction with legislative initiatives such as raising Utah's personal income tax January, 2016

Presentations

  • Budgeting Flexibility Through Optimal Rainy Day Funds - Public Management Research Association - Public Management Research Conference - 2017
  • Lessons and Insights from Reforming Utah's Individual Income Tax - Tulane University's Murphy Institute and Department of Economics - Reforming State and Local Tax Systems - 2015
  • State Tax Revenue Growth and Volatility - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy - Conference on State and Local Government Amid Economic Turbulence - 2010
  • Tax Revenue Synchronization with the Business Cycle: When Will State Revenues Recover from the Great Recession? - Federation of Tax Administrators - Revenue Estimation and Tax Research Conference - 2010