Barcroft Consulting Group LLC

John G. Wilkins is managing director of The Barcroft Consulting Group LLC, specializing in economic consulting and tax revenue analysis. He has held the position of Director of National Economic Consulting, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and Director of Tax Policy Economics, Coopers & Lybrand LLP.

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.


D. E. (Ned) Newland is a principal of The Barcroft Consulting Group, LLC. Prior to rejoining Barcroft Consulting in 2012, he was a senior economist on the Revenue Estimating staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress. In that capacity he was responsible for economic estimates, tax burden analyses, and studies on the level and incidence of tax legislation pending before Congress related to insurance companies, financial institutions, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits, tax-exempt bonds, financial products, trust funds, and corporations generally.

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.


Walter R. Stromquist is a founder of Barcroft Consulting and has remained a principal since 1999. After receiving a BA from the University of Kansas and PhD in mathematics from Harvard University, he became a member of John Wilkinsís Revenue Estimating Staff in the U.S. Treasury.

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.