Center for Economic Analysis

The Tax Foundation’s Center for Economic Analysis takes a quantitative approach to analyzing federal tax policies and proposals using our Taxes and Growth (TAG) macroeconomic model.

Since 2015, the TAG model has been used to analyze dozens of legislative and campaign tax proposals, including every major tax plan put forth during the 2016 presidential campaigns, the House GOP’s 2016 Tax Reform Blueprint, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Preliminary Details and Analysis of the Senate’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

November 10, 2017

Response to Washington Center for Equitable Growth Tax Model Critique

November 9, 2017

Time to Shoulder Aside “Crowding Out” As an Excuse Not to Do Tax Reform

November 7, 2017

Updated Details and Analysis of the 2017 House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

November 3, 2017

The Jobs and Wage Effects of a Corporate Rate Cut

October 25, 2017

How to Reduce the Up-front Cost of Full Expensing

June 19, 2017

Full Expensing Costs Less Than You’d Think

June 13, 2017

Why Full Expensing Encourages More Investment than A Corporate Rate Cut

May 3, 2017

How a Destination-Based Tax System Reduces Tax Avoidance

April 4, 2017

What is the Distributional Impact of a Destination-Based Cash-Flow Tax?

January 18, 2017

Comparing Congressional Tax Plans

November 9, 2016

How Would the Trump and Clinton Tax Plans Affect Your Taxes?

October 24, 2016

Details and Analysis of Hillary Clinton’s Tax Proposals, October 2016

October 12, 2016

Details and Analysis of Donald Trump’s Tax Plan, September 2016

September 19, 2016

Modeling the Estate Tax Proposals of 2016

June 14, 2016

Details and Analysis of Senator Bernie Sanders’s Tax Plan

January 28, 2016