Daphne A. Kenyon, PhD.

Resident Fellow, Tax Policy, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Past Speaker: AWS 2018


Daphne A. Kenyon, Ph.D. is Resident Fellow in Tax Policy at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Her specialty is state and local public finance, with an emphasis on the property tax. Kenyon is Project Director for State-by-State Property Tax at a Glance which explains the key features of the property tax in each of the 50 states and includes a visualization tool for comparing those property tax systems. Kenyon’s prior positions include principal of D.A. Kenyon & Associates, a public finance consulting firm; professor and chair of the Economics Department at Simmons College; senior economist with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Urban Institute; and assistant professor at Dartmouth College. Kenyon earned her B.A. in Economics from Michigan State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. She has published numerous reports, articles, and three books. Her research has been cited in The New York Times and The Economist, among other publications. She is currently working on an update of her report, The Property Tax-School Funding Dilemma.