Elliott Dubin, prior to his retirement in August of 2019, was the Director of Policy Research at the Multistate Tax Commission since March of 1999. At the Multistate Tax Commission, Dr. Dubin conducted and directed research and analysis related to: 1) the structure and operation of business enterprises and economic trends; 2) federal tax, regulatory, economic and trade policies and legislative proposals that affect state and local tax policy and administration. He developed recommendations for uniform state and local tax policies affecting interstate commerce, and provided staff support and technical assistance on complex tax policy and administrative topics as required for various committees of the Commission and working groups of states. Dr. Dubin edited and writes articles on topics related to the work of the Multistate Tax Commission in the Multistate Tax Commission Review; Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives; and, State Tax Notes. Dr. Dubin also made formal presentations to public officials and staff and private sector organizations on tax and economic subjects. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hartwood Foundation; and, has served as an advisory member to the Board of Directors of the National Tax Association.
Prior to joining the Multistate Tax Commission, Dr. Dubin was a Senior Housing Policy Analyst at the National Association of Home Builders. At NAHB, Dr. Dubin conducted economic research related to housing policy issues and housing economics and serves as an internal consultant to all parts of NAHB. He was a member of an interdepartmental group that estimated the capitalization of locally imposed impact fees into the price of new residential units. Prior to joining NAHB, he was a public finance economist with the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations where he conducted research and provided policy analysis on topics of concern to the Commission, including: unfunded mandates, Medicaid, and state aid to local governments for elementary and secondary education. He also wrote articles for quarterly publication, Intergovernmental Perspectives. Dr. Dubin also served as an economist with the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he specialized in rural economic development policies and issues. Dr. Dubin holds M.Phil. and Ph.D. Degrees from the City University of New York.