Lyman Stone



Lyman is an Economist at the Tax Foundation’s Center for State Tax Policy. He graduated from Transylvania University with a B.A. in Economics and International Affairs, and is now an M.A. candidate in International Trade and Investment Policy at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. His special policy interests are tax incentives, trade policy, interstate migration, inequality, and civil aviation and maritime policy. He is the editor of the 2014 edition of the popular handbook Facts & Figures: How Does Your State Compare?

Lyman has been cited in the Washington Post, American City Business Journals, CNN Money, and other media outlets. He has appeared in live televised debates on Fox Business and Al Jazeera America on the topic of tax incentives and the civil aviation industry, and has been interviewed on numerous radio shows. His work critical of business tax incentives has been widely cited. He has also written significantly on state-level natural experiments in tax policy, econometric foundations and evidence for the State Business Tax Climate Index, the role of taxes in affecting interstate migration decisions, and taxes on air and maritime transportation and infrastructure, as well as many other topics listed below.

Prior to joining the Tax Foundation, Lyman worked at the World Trade Center of Kentucky, and interned on the House Budget Committee. He completed a year of nonprofit management training through the Koch Associate Program in May 2014. He is a proud native of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Taxes on Holiday Air Travel December 30, 2013