Taxes and Growth Fellowship Program

Our Taxes and Growth Fellowship program concluded in 2016. For graduate students interested in interning for our federal modeling and policy team, please visit here.

The information below is archived.

 

The Taxes and Growth Fellowship Program provides fellows with the instruction, mentorship, and hands-on experience necessary to understand, operate, and build economic models for analyzing tax and spending policy. Fellows must have at least a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative or analytical discipline, including economics, computer science, public policy, or related fields. Three-month fellows use the Tax Foundation’s Taxes and Growth (TAG) model to analyze public policy. One-year fellows work with Tax Foundation economists to expand and improve the TAG Model.

 

Programs

TAG Analysts Program

TAG Analysts learn to analyze tax policy with the Tax Foundation’s Taxes and Growth (TAG) model. Analysts work with Tax Foundation economists to prepare, model, and write analysis for proposals from federal policymakers. In addition, analysts design their own tax reform proposals.

During the program, analysts attend a weekly classroom lesson taught by Tax Foundation economists and other experts in the fields of economic modeling, taxes, and public policy.

The TAG analysts program is designed for students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and/or are working on their graduate studies. 

 


TAG Modeling Fellowship Program

TAG modeling fellows work with Tax Foundation economists to expand and improve the Taxes and Growth (TAG) model and publish academic papers. TAG Modeling Fellows learn national accounting, macroeconomic modeling, and computer programming from a weekly lecture and one-on-one instruction from Tax Foundation economists.

During the first three months, Modeling Fellows attend a weekly lecture taught by Tax Foundation economists and other experts. The following nine months, fellows work one-on-one with Tax Foundation economists to refine and expand a portion of the TAG model. Modeling Fellows are expected to write an academic-journal quality paper on their TAG model project.

The TAG Modeling Fellowship Program is best suited for students who have completed all but the thesis of their master’s degree and students working on or just completing their PhD studies. The Tax Foundation encourages master and doctorial students to use their modeling projects as their thesis or a chapter in their dissertation. The Tax Foundation will work with fellows’ PhD advisors to ensure that modeling projects meet university standards.

 

About the Tax Foundation

The Tax Foundation is the nation’s leading independent tax policy research organization. Since 1937, our principled research, insightful analysis, and engaged experts have informed smarter tax policy at the federal, state, and local levels.