Veronique de Rugy is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center. Her research interests include tax competition, financial privacy, bioterrorism, and fiscal sovereignty issues. She is the coauthor of Action ou Taxation, published in Switzerland in 1996. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and previously directed academic programs for the Institute for Humane Studies - Europe in France.

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The Border-Adjustment Sleight of Hand

The Wall Street Journal (Online). April 17, 2017.

European Countries Can’t Continue on Their Spendaholic Track

U.S. News & World Report (Online). May 30, 2013.

Cutting Through the Rhetoric on Defense Sequestration

World Politics Review. January 6, 2012.

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Earned Income Tax Credit: Small Benefits, Large Costs

Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 73. October 14, 2015.

The Republican Spending Explosion

Briefing Paper No. 87. March 3, 2004.

The Internet Tax Solution: Tax Competition, Not Tax Collusion

Policy Analysis No. 494. October 23, 2003.


Misguided Initiative

Offshore Finance U.S.A. Winter 2003.

Quick-Fix Curbs on Corporate Inversions Mask the Real Problem

Tax Notes International. November 24, 2002.

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