Liz is an Economist with the Center for State Tax Policy at the Tax Foundation. Prior to moving east, she earned a B.S in Economics and B.A. in History while at the University of Wyoming, and holds an M.A. in Economics from Duke University. During her tenure at Duke, some of her research interests included applied microeconomics, mechanism design, and competitive pricing in health insurance markets.
Liz is the co-author of the Annual State-Local Tax Burden Ranking report. Her work has appeared in five states and over 80 news publications, and she's written on 18 states during her time at the Tax Foundation. Outlets such as the Financial Times, Forbes, The Daily Caller, Yahoo! News, MSNBC News, the Hill, Democrat and Chronicle, and the International Business Times have sought out her work on State-Local Tax Burden Ranking, state tax reform, gambling taxes, and film tax credits, among other topics. Many local news publications have also featured her analysis, including the Las Vegas Sun, the Alexandria Times, and the Portland Press Herald.
Idaho officials believe not enough businesses are looking at their state when deciding to expand or relocate. Unfortunately, the proposed solution (PDF) – a new jobs tax credit – is unlikely to be the fix.
One of the more compelling reasons to pursue tax reform is the fact that the U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. Another compelling reason is that U.S. multinational corporations (MNCs) must...