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Scott Eastman

Scott Eastman

Federal Research Manager

Scott Eastman is federal research manager at the Tax Foundation, where he coordinates research production for the Center for Federal Tax Policy. Prior to joining the Tax Foundation, Scott was program manager for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University’s Project for the Study of American Capitalism.

Scott has a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Scott’s favorite season is fall and he is a fan of Cornhusker football.

Written Works

qualified opportunity zones, opportunity zone programs, tax cuts and jobs act, opportunity zones, tax incentive, investment

Opportunity Zones: What We Know and What We Don’t

Research suggests place-based incentive programs redistribute rather than generate new economic activity, subsidize investments that would have occurred anyway, and displace low-income residents.

20 min read