Seth H. Giertz

Professor, Economics, University of Texas at Dallas.

Seth H. Giertz, Ph.D., is an associate professor of economics at the University of Texas at Dallas and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.

Previously, Seth held positions at University of Nebraska – Lincoln (2008-2015) and the Congressional Budget Office’s tax division (2001-2008). In 2005, while on leave from CBO, Seth served as a staff economist for the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform.

His research focus is in public finance and regional economics. Much of his work examines the effects of taxation on various parts of the economy. This includes the overall efficiency costs from taxation, as well as the effects of tax policy on charitable giving, education finance and interstate migration. He also conducts research focusing on local housing markets and house-price bubbles. Here, his research is used to evaluate policies designed to improve the stability of the housing-finance industry.

Seth received his Ph.D. in economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in 2001 and his BA in economics from the University of Illinois in 1994.