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James R. Nunns

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The study of public finance, and specifically tax policy, provides analytical tools and institutional insights that can be used to improve economic efficiency and fairness among households. It is the hope of such improvements that initially drew me to public finance, and that continues to motivate my work.

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The Tax Policy Center has released an analysis of the macroeconomic effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as passed by the Senate on December 2, 2017. We find the legislation would boost US gross domestic product (GDP) 0.7 percent in 2018, have little effect on GDP in 2027, and boost GDP 0.1...

December 11, 2017
Benjamin R. Page, Joseph Rosenberg, James R. Nunns, Jeffrey Rohaly, Daniel Berger
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The Tax Policy Center has released an analysis of the macroeconomic effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as passed by the Senate Finance Committee on November 16, 2017. We find the legislation would boost US gross domestic product (GDP) 0.7 percent in 2018, have little effect on GDP in 2027, and...

December 1, 2017
Benjamin R. Page, Joseph Rosenberg, James R. Nunns, Daniel Berger
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The Tax Policy Center has released an analysis of the macroeconomic effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as passed by the US House of Representatives on November 16, 2017. We find the legislation would boost US economic output by 0.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, 0.3 percent...

November 20, 2017
Benjamin R. Page, Joseph Rosenberg, James R. Nunns, Jeffrey Rohaly, Daniel Berger
Journal Article

A longstanding concern of state and local governments is that a federal value-added tax (VAT) could severely limit their reliance on sales taxes as a major source of revenue. This concern is too narrowly focused; a federal VAT could affect revenues from other sources and spending more than sales...

September 8, 2017
James R. Nunns, Eric Toder
Brief

This is the appendix to the paper, Effects of a Federal Value-Added Tax on State and Local Government Budgets

September 8, 2017
James R. Nunns, Eric Toder
Research report

The Trump administration has announced the broad outlines of a tax reform plan that contains many provisions similar to those in the House GOP tax reform “blueprint” announced last year, but there are fundamental differences in the provisions affecting businesses and investors. While different,...

August 22, 2017
James R. Nunns
Working paper

Administrative tax data contain a wealth of information that is potentially valuable for research and analysis. However, the legal and ethical imperative to protect taxpayer privacy has restricted access to a small number of government analysts and select researchers. We propose to develop in...

June 30, 2017
Leonard E. Burman, Alex Engler, Surachai Khitatrakun, James R. Nunns, Sarah Armstrong
Research report

This research report was originally published by the Columbia Journal of Tax Law. The publication is updated version of, "An Analysis of the...

April 5, 2017
Leonard E. Burman, James R. Nunns, Benjamin R. Page, Jeffrey Rohaly, Joseph Rosenberg
Research report

The income tax provisions related to families and work—filing status, rate schedules, the standard deduction, personal exemptions, the child and earned income tax credits, and the taxation of dependents—are complex, too small to encourage work for many low earners, and unfair to some families....

December 5, 2016
James R. Nunns, Elaine Maag, Hang Nguyen

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