Nicole Kaeding

Director of Special Projects

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Nicole Kaeding is Director of Special Projects at the Tax Foundation, where her research analyzes trends in state budget and tax policy. Her analysis of tax issues has been featured in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, Huffington Post, National Review Online, and numerous other national, state, and local publications.

Nicole has testified or presented to officials in Arkansas, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming. 

Previously, Nicole was a budget analyst for the Cato Institute focused on federal and state fiscal policy, and the state policy manager for Americans for Prosperity Foundation where she oversaw the policy activities of AFPF’s 34 state chapters. In 2014, Nicole was selected as a National Review Institute Washington Fellow. Prior to working in public policy, Nicole managed retail banking locations for seven years in Indiana and Illinois.

She graduated from DePaul University with a Master’s degree in Economics and Policy Analysis, and completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University majoring in Finance and Political Science.

Nicole lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children.