Barry Poulson

Senior Fellow

Barry W. Poulson is Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado. He has been a Visiting Professor at several Universities including, Universidad Autonomo De Guadalajara, Mexico; University of North Carolina; Cambridge University; Konan University, Kobe Japan; and Universidad Carlos Tercera, Madrid, Spain.

He is the author of numerous books and articles in the fields of economic development and economic history. His current research focuses on fiscal policies and fiscal constitutions.

Professor Poulson is currently Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Distinguished Scholar. He has written several studies and articles for AFPF including Colorado’s TABOR Amendment: Recent Trends and Future Projects and A Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights for Wisconsin.

He has served on the Colorado Tax Commission and as Vice Chair of the State Treasurer’s Advisory Group on Constitutional Amendments in Colorado.

Professor Poulson is Past President of the North American Economics and Finance Association. He is an Adjunct Scholar of the Heritage Foundation, and Senior Fellow of the Independence Institute.

He is an Advisor to the Task Force on Tax and Fiscal Policy of the American Legislative Exchange Council and serves as a consultant on fiscal policy and fiscal constitutions to a number of state and national think tanks.