Daphne A. Kenyon, Ph.D.
Daphne A. Kenyon, Ph.D. is an economist who serves as a fellow of taxation at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy where she authored several reports, including The Property Tax-School Funding Dilemma, Payments in Lieu of Taxes (co-authored with Adam Langley), and Rethinking Property Tax Incentives for Business (co-authored with Adam Langley and Bethany Paquin) and was co-editor (with Gregory Ingram) of Education, Land and Location. She is currently finalizing the State-by-State Property Tax at a Glance narratives and visualization tool. The narratives give an overview of the key features of the property tax in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, while the visualization tool with its interactive map and data tables allows for interstate comparisons. This project is part of the Lincoln Institute’s online database Significant Features of the Property Tax. Kenyon’s prior positions include principal of D.A. Kenyon & Associates, a public finance consulting firm; president of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, a New Hampshire think tank; 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. She served on the New Hampshire State Board of Education and as a New Hampshire representative to the Education Commission of the States. 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.