William Hoyt is Bryan Endowed Chair of Public Finance in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and the Director of Graduate Studies for the MPA and MPP programs. Previously Professor Hoyt has served as Chair and Gatton Professor of Economics at the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky (2012-2020) and Director of the Martin School (2009-2012). He is a research affiliate at the Center for Economic Studies (CESifo) in Munich, Germany and former editor of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. Professor Hoyt’s research has focused on public policy, benefit-cost and program analysis, and taxation issues. His research has been published in numerous economics journals and funded by private, state, and federal agencies and institutions including the National Science Foundation. Along with Bill Fox, he served as economic consultant to the Governor’s 2012 Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform.