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 Burdens Ranking report. Major outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, NPR, FOX, MSNBC, CNBC, Financial Times, Forbes, International Business Times, The Daily Caller, Yahoo! News, The Hill, Democrat and Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg BNA, San Francisco Chronicle, Las Vegas Sun, and The Washington Post have sought out her work on State-Local Tax Burden Ranking, state tax reform, gambling taxes, and film tax credits, among many other topics. Additionally, countless local news and media outlets across the country have featured her analysis.