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Findings from a variety of studies and reports, and a paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, on the impact of tax havens on global financial market competition, as well as the dynamics of tax evasion.
2012 literature review of research and analysis on taxation theory and practice in the United States, including the Bush tax cuts, progressive taxation, consumption taxes, and taxes on higher-income households.
2012 report from Illinois Wesleyan University published in Public Opinion Quarterly on income inequality and public opinion over time.
2012 paper from Cornell University on the disjunction between citizens who acknowledge accessing government social programs and the number who actually do.
2011 study by the Harvard Business School and Duke University on U.S. residents’ perceptions of wealth inequality in the United States.
2012 report from the federal government on the solvency and long-term forecasts of entitlement programs.
2011 paper by Clemson University and College of Charleston on the impact of casinos on retail property values in Detroit, Michigan.
2012 projections of the Congressional Budget Office under different policy and fiscal scenarios.
2011 international study on the connection between progressive taxation its relationship to the happiness of citizens.
2012 paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on trends in family income mobility over the past 40 years.
2011 paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research on the conditions that make special municipal tax deals likely and their association with political corruption.
2011 Congressional Budget Office report analyzes IRS and Census Bureau data to track changes in income across classes of earners.
Study in Politics & Society on rising American income inequality and root political causes.
Study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on the estimated economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States.
2011 report by the Congressional Research Service on existing tax system and the “Buffett Rule.”
2011 government report on the state of Medicare funding and future solvency.
2010 study in The American Economic Review on the direct consequences of shifts in tax policy since World War II.
2011 report from the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young on infrastructure in the U.S. and around the world, including current state of repair, initiatives in process, and ongoing challenges.
2010 report by the Office of Management and Budget on financial effects of government oversight of the economy.
2011 paper by the Research Institute of Industrial Economics on the observed correlations between the size of government and lowered economic growth rates