Given all the problems of the current tax system, tax reforms should aim at three goals: simplification, transparency, and increased economic growth.

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Data Dilemma: The Challenge of Separating the Sound Statistics from Lies

By Chris Edwards. The Hill (Online). April 29, 2019.

Why Europe Axed Its Wealth Taxes

By Chris Edwards. National Review (Online). March 27, 2019.

Let’s Stop Bashing Billionaires — They Are Making Our Lives Better

By Chris Edwards. MarketWatch. March 19, 2019.

Cato Studies

Taxation and Innovation in the 20th Century

By Ufuk Akcigit, John Grigsby, Tom Nicholas, & Stefanie Stantcheva. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 149. February 6, 2019.

Unintended Consequences of Eliminating Tax Havens

By Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 142. December 12, 2018.

Occupational Licensing and Accountant Quality: Evidence from the 150-Hour Rule

By John M. Barrios. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 136. October 24, 2018.


Retaining the Remote Retail Sales Tax Exemption Would Boost Growth

Ike Brannon. Tax Notes. Vol. 87. No. 12. March 19, 2018.

Internet Sales Taxes and the Discriminatory Burden on Remote Retailers – An Economic Analysis

Ike Brannon, Michelle Hanlon, and Eric Miller. March 15, 2018.

The Incredible Durability of The U.S. Corporate Tax Rate

Ike Brannon and Gordon Gray. Tax Notes. Vol. 157. No. 12. December 18, 2017.

Public Filings

Florida Bankers Association v. U.S. Dep’t of Treasury

By George M. Clark, Joseph B. Judkins, Luke Wake, & Ilya Shapiro. Legal Briefs. February 26, 2016.

American Int’l Group, Inc. v. United States

By Scott P. Martin, Kathryn Comerford Todd, Warren Postman, & Ilya Shapiro. Legal Briefs. November 16, 2015.

King v. Sebelius

By Bert Rein, William S. Consovoy, Michael Connolly, & Ilya Shapiro. Legal Briefs. March 10, 2014.


Markets for Millennials: How a New Supply-Side Radicalism Can Deliver Freedom, Wealth and Opportunity in the U.S. and U.K.

Featuring Liz Truss, MP and Ryan Bourne. September 18, 2018. Policy Forum.

Costly Crops: Opportunities to Reform the Farm Bill

Featuring Scott Faber, Daren Bakst, Chris Edwards, & Matt Weibel. May 11, 2018. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Curbing Wasteful Spending in 2018

Featuring James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Ellis, Romina Boccia, Ryan Bourne, & Chris Edwards. December 7, 2017. Capitol Hill Briefing.