Policy Studies

Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors 2014

Chris Edwards
October 6, 2014

The Cato Institute's 2014 Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors grades the nation’s 29 Republican and 21 Democratic governors on their respective tax and spending policies enacted since

Short-term Effects of a Teenage Driver Cell Phone Restriction

Robert D. Foss
June 11, 2008

This academic study, conducted in 2008 by University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center Senior Research Scientist Robert D.

Economic Freedom of the World: 2014 Annual Report

James Gwartney
October 8, 2014

This report, co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute in Canada and over 70 other think tanks around the world, seeks to quantify and compare the economic freedom of the world's nat

The Effects of Marginal Tax Rates on Interstate Migration in the U.S.

New Jersey Department of the Treasury
October 1, 2011

A non-partisan study conducted by the New Jersey Department of the Treasury studies existing research on the effects of state taxes on migration.

The Federal Reserve’s Exit Strategy: Looming Inflation or Controllable Overhang?

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
September 16, 2014

In this paper, San Jose State University economics professor Jeffery Rogers Hummel discusses why fears of interest-rate inflation, caused by the Federal Reserve’s plan to retreat from years of quan

Why Some Cities Are Growing and Others Shrinking

Dean Stansel
June 15, 2011

Florida Gulf Coast University Associate Professor of Economics Dean Stansel studies migration and taxation data for 100 American metropolitian areas, finding statistically significant correlations

Introducing ‘Article V 2.0’: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

June 27, 2014

As the federal debt approaches $18 trillion, a balanced budget amendment has emerged as one of few viable options to curb government spending. The Article V process for amending the U.S.

The Three Faces of Sustainability

June 23, 2014

Pressure from the United Nations, U.S.

The Economic Impact of Regulating U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

Margo Thorning
September 14, 2010

The imposition of greenhouse gas permitting requirements on stationary sources will negatively impact U.S.

Selective Tax Abatements: Do They Work?

March 16, 1987

Heartland Policy Study No. 14

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