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Daniel J. Mitchell is a senior fellow who specializes in fiscal policy, particularly tax reform, international tax competition, and the economic burden of government spending. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. Dan’s work has been published in numerous outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Villanova Law Review, Public Choice, Emory Law Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Offshore Investment, Playboy, and Investor’s Business Daily. He has appeared on all the major TV networks, and has given speeches in almost 40 states and more than 30 countries. Dan earned a PhD in economics from George Mason University.

More from Daniel J. Mitchell

Cato Studies

OECD Launches New Effort to Undermine Tax Competition

Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 68. March 12, 2013.

Will Federal Health Legislation Cause the Deficit to Soar?

Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 58. November 1, 2009.

Spending Is Not Stimulus

Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 53. February 1, 2009.


This Is Fair?

Tax Truths. April 2009.

The Iceland Tax System

Prosperitas. Vol. 7. No. 5. August 2007.

Conversations: Daniel Mitchell and Chris Edwards

Tax Notes. July 30, 2007.

Cato Reviews & Journals


The Libertarian State of the Union

January 29, 2016. Capitol Hill Briefing.

The BEPS Project: The OECD, Tax Policy, and U.S Competitiveness

July 17, 2015. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Proven Strategies to Restrain Spending: An International Perspective

May 27, 2015. Capitol Hill Briefing.