H. WILLIAM BATT, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Central Research Group, Inc. in Albany, NY. He was a university professor until 1981 and served on the New York State Legislative Tax Study Commission until 1992. After taking early retirement that year, he committed his life to economic justice. He now dedicates his time to research, publication, and advocacy with special focus on the utility of land value maps, property tax affairs in New York, and other varied matters. From 1962 to 1965 he served as one of the earliest Peace Corps Volunteers in Thailand. He has served on the Boards of the Schalkenbach Foundation, the Center for the Study of Economics, the Henry George School of New York, the International Union for Land-Value Taxation, and the committee for the annual CGO conference. He resides in Albany.