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Daniel J. Mitchell is a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy. Mitchell is a strong advocate of a flat tax and international tax competition. 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. He also served on the 1988 Bush/Quayle transition team and was Director of Tax and Budget Policy for Citizens for a Sound Economy.

Mitchell’s articles can be found in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and the Washington Times. He is a frequent guest on radio and television and a popular speaker on the lecture circuit.

Mitchell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Georgia and a PhD in economics from George Mason University.

More from Daniel J. Mitchell


Statist Policies Undermine the State of the Union

U.S. News & World Report (Online). January 21, 2015.

Minimum Wage Hikes Reduced Employment of Low-Skilled Workers January 15, 2015.

Republicans Are Winning the Fiscal Fight

The Hill (Online). December 18, 2014.

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

Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget

Cato Journal. Spring/Summer 2013.

The Global Flat Tax Revolution

Policy Report. July/August 2007.


Corporate Inversions, American Jobs, and National Competitiveness

August 26, 2014. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Federal Budget Outlook: It’s Worse Than You Think

July 31, 2014. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Miami Luncheon

December 11, 2013. Luncheon.