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Much of a country’s economic outcome is shaped by the way its national and local governments raise taxes and spend money. And persistent imbalances between revenues and expenditures can threaten the well-being of future generations. Sound tax policy requires understanding how taxes affect incentives and how workers and businesses respond.  It is also important to evaluate the effectiveness of government spending on defense, entitlements, education, and other programs. SIEPR researchers produce rigorous, nonpartisan evidence that goes beyond political rhetoric and informs discussions regarding tax and expenditure policy in the U.S. and around the world.

Keywords: income taxes, corporate taxes, incidence, optimal taxation, entitlements, public finance, debt, deficits, state and local public finance

People in Taxes and Public Spending Research

Professor of Finance and Economics
Assistant Professor of Economics
Professor of Finance and Economics
Professor of Economics
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Economics
Professor of Law and Political Science
Professor of Public Policy
Professor of Education
Professor of Economics
Trione Director of SIEPR
Faculty Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Assistant Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics and of Health Research and Policy
Deputy Director of SIEPR
Associate Professor of Law
Professor of Economics
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Economics
Postdoctoral Fellow
Professor of Economics
Professor of Political Economy
Research Scholar
Visiting Fellow
Associate Professor
Professor of Price Theory
Visiting Fellow
Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics
George P. Shultz Faculty Fellow and Senior Fellow
Professor of Law
Assistant Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics
Assistant Professor of Health Research and Policy
Professor of Finance
Professor of Accounting
Professor of Political Science
Associate Professor of Medicine
Professor of Economics
Director of Partnerships
Professor of Economics

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Goldin, J., Maag, E., & Michelmore, K. (2021). Estimating the Net Fiscal Cost of a Child Tax Credit Expansion. Working Paper.
Bartel, A., Rossin-Slater, M., Ruhm, C., Slopen, M., & Waldfogel, J. (2021). Support for Paid Family Leave among Small Employers Increases during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Working Paper.

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