Tax Foundation University: The Economics of Taxation

August 28, 2013

The Tax Foundation's Steve Entin discusses the economics of taxation, covering the distortionary effect of taxes on prices, wages, capital, and the economy at large.

Stephen J. Entin is a Senior Fellow at the Tax Foundation. Previously, he was President and Executive Director at the Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation (IRET), a pro-free market economic public policy research organization based in Washington DC. He advised the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (the Kemp Commission), assisted in the drafting of the Commission's report, and was the author of several of its support documents. Mr. Entin served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of the Treasury during the Reagan administration. Among other innovations during his time in the Treasury Department, he is responsible for indexing tax brackets to inflation in the 1981 tax cuts.

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