Steven D. Gold Award

The National Conference of State Legislatures has selected Jonathan Ball, director of Utah’s Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, to be this year’s winner of the Steven D. Gold Award for his significant contributions to public financial management in intergovernmental relations and state and local finance. Ball is being honored for strengthening the legislative institution through his outstanding work in developing effective training materials in the art of legislative fiscal analysis.

The Steven D. Gold Award recognizes a person who has made a significant contribution to public financial management in the field of intergovernmental relations and state and local finance. The award is given annually by NCSL, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and the National Tax Association, in memory of Steve Gold, an active member of all three organizations. The award is presented by one of the organizations each year.

Steve Gold, who died in 1996 from cancer, had an exemplary career as an analyst of state and local fiscal issues. Before his death, he was the co-director of the Urban Institute's New Federalism project. Before that, he was the director of the Center for the Study of States at the Rockefeller Institute of SUNY, and director of Fiscal Studies at NCSL. He had a remarkable ability to span the interests of scholars, elected officials, practitioners, and policy advocates in an evenhanded manner. As an honest broker of issues, he did not engage in partisanship or uninformed advocacy.

Winners of the Steven D. Gold Award

 

Year

Winner

Organization

Sponsor

2018 Therese McGuire The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University  NTA
2017 John M. Yinger The Maxwell School of Citzenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University APPAM
2016 Jonathan Ball Utah Legislative Fiscal Analyst Office NCSL
2015 John Mikesell Indiana University NTA  
2014 Ronald C. Fisher Michigan State University APPAM
2013 Stephen Klein Vermont Joint Fiscal Office NCSL
2012 David Sjoquist Georgia State University  Georgia State University NTA
2011 Andrew Reschovsky  Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin APPAM
2010 Gary Olson Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency NCSL
2009 George Zodrow Rice University NTA

2008

Elizabeth G. Hill

Legislative Analyst (Retired), State of California

APPAM

2007

Robert Lang

Director, Legislative Fiscal Bureau Wisconsin

NCSL

2006

Gary Cornia

Brigham Young University

NTA

2005

Robert P. Strauss

H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

APPAM

2004

David Crotts

North Carolina Legislature

NCSL

2003

William Fox

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

NTA

2002

Helen Ladd

Duke University

APPAM

2001

Robert Keaton

Chief Budget Analyst and Director of the State Senate Fiscal Office, State of Louisiana

NCSL

2000

Robert Ebel

World Bank Institute

NTA

1999

Robert Greenstein and Iris Lav

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

APPAM

1998

Victor Vernon

Chief Legislative Fiscal Officer, State of Alabama

NCSL

1997

John Shannon

Urban Institute

NTA


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