Thomas Field

Adjunct Professor of Law

Thomas F. Field is the founder of Tax Analysts, a nonprofit publisher located in Arlington, Virginia. Field holds advanced degrees in law and economics from Harvard, Georgetown, and Oxford Universities.

Prior to founding Tax Analysts in 1970, Field was a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1961 through 1966. From 1966 through 1970, he was an attorney-advisor in the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. He served Tax Analysts from 1970 to 2005, first as Executive Director and later as President and Publisher.

Field taught federal tax policy and state and local taxation for 17 years as an adjunct professor in the graduate tax program at The George Washington University. He is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and at the Washington College of Law at American University.

Field’s recent publications include “Tax Competition in Europe and America”, Tax Notes, March 31, 2003, p. 2045; “The Emperor Has No Clothes” (advocating substitution of a federal consumption tax for the income tax), Tax NotesTransparency in Revenue Estimating” (forthcoming).



Currently Teaching

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Areas of Specialization

  • Taxation

Degrees & Universities

  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Oxford University
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law School