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Chris Edwards is the director of tax policy studies at Cato and editor of He is a top expert on federal and state tax and budget issues. Before joining Cato, Edwards was a senior economist on the congressional Joint Economic Committee, a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and an economist with the Tax Foundation. Edwards has testified to Congress on fiscal issues many times, and his articles on tax and budget policies have appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and other major newspapers. He is the author of Downsizing the Federal Government and coauthor of Global Tax Revolution.

Edwards holds a BA and MA in economics, and he was a member of the Fiscal Future Commission of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Cato Studies

The Federal Emergency Management Agency: Floods, Failures, and Federalism

Policy Analysis No. 764. November 18, 2014.

Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2014

White Paper. October 2, 2014.

How to Spend $3.9 Trillion

Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 69. February 14, 2014.

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