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Joseph Staruski is currently a Research Associate for the Significant Features of the Property Tax project. The purposes of this project are provision of scholarly research on the property tax, definition of the parameters of the property tax in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, and maintaining a publicly available data set regarding those parameters. His responsibilities include collecting relevant data, research on specific topics related to the property tax, and collaborating with fellow researchers at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Joseph comes to the George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) with an academic background in philosophy, cities, and public policy. As an undergraduate at Haverford College, he double majored in philosophy and the growth and structure of cities. Then, he went on to earn a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Prior to coming to GW, Joseph worked in workforce development in Massachusetts as an intern with Springfield WORKS, an initiative based out of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. Joseph's publications include a background paper on the topic of international academic engagement for the American Society of Public Administration's (ASPA's) President's Committee on International Scholarly Engagement, and a series of blog posts for the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research in Boston.