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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 in Economics from the University of Waterloo and an MA in Economics from George Mason University. He was a member of the Fiscal Future Commission of the National Academy of Sciences.

More from Chris Edwards

Cato Studies

Who Owns U.S. Infrastructure?

Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 78. June 1, 2017.

Tax Reform and Savings: Lessons from Canada and the United Kingdom

Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 77. May 1, 2017.

Privatizing U.S. Airports

Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 76. November 21, 2016.


Infrastructure Investment

Policy Priorities for the 114th Congress. 2015.

Corporate Tax Reform

Policy Priorities for the 114th Congress. 2015.

Do Budget Shortfalls Mean States Must Raise Taxes?

CQ Researcher. Fall 2009.

Public Filings


Major Tax Reform in 2017?

May 15, 2017. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Cato Institute 40th Anniversary Celebration

May 5, 2017 to May 7, 2017. Special Event.

Setting Transportation Infrastructure Priorities

March 6, 2017. Policy Forum.

Downsizing Government