Mr. Wilkins is former U.S. Treasury Acting Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy), Director of Treasuryís Office of Tax Analysis, and Director of Treasuryís Revenue Estimating division. He is also former vice chairman, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and adjunct professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia State University. He has frequently been invited to testify on tax and economic policy issues by the tax, budget, and economic committees of the US Congress.
Mr. Wilkins is the recipient of the Presidential Rank award and Treasury Department awards for meritorious, exceptional, and distinguished service.
He earned his AB degree in economics from Dartmouth College and completed his graduate economics work at Rutgers University.
He is also former director with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and with Coopers & Lybrand in their national tax offices, where he was responsible for developing microsimulation models and dynamic revenue estimating models to evaluate the revenue impacts of tax reforms and other legislative proposals.
Ned received his MA in economics from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge and pursued further post-graduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University.
He later joined Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, a mathematical consulting firm, where his work included applications of mathematics to submarine search, financial risk management, and valuation of oil fields as well as tax issues. His mathematical publications are in combinatorics, topology, and applications. He has taught most recently at Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College and in the AwesomeMath Summer Program.
He has been active in the Mathematical Association of America and is a past editor of its journal, Mathematics Magazine.