John Karl Scholz
Professor of Economics
University of Wisconsin - Madison
John Karl Scholz is a professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he specializes in public economics. In 1997-98 he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department, and from 1990-91 he was a senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisors. He directed the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison from 2000-2004. Professor Scholz has written on the earned income tax credit and low-wage labor markets. He also writes on public policy and household saving, charitable contributions, and bankruptcy laws. His research has appeared in leading economics journals, including The American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, coeditor of the Journal of Human Resources, associate editor of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, coeditor of the Journal of Public Economics, is on the editorial board of the National Tax Journal, and is a Fellow of the TIAA-CREF Institute. He has received several competitive research grants from the National Science Foundation and from the National Institute of Aging. His undergraduate degree is from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and his Ph.D. is from Stanford University.