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Lucy Dadayan

Senior Research Associate

We are living in a fast-changing environment and facing a multitude of challenges, including an aging population, the changing nature of the workforce, growth in the gig economy, and growing economic and fiscal uncertainties. Thus, state and local government officials are in need of information and tools for deliberations and decisionmaking. At the Urban Institute, I will strive to provide timely data, research, and analysis on state and local fiscal issues. My aim is to help states and localities advance knowledge and make sound fiscal policy decisions.

Research report

Total state tax revenue collections increased 21.7 percent in nominal terms and 13.9 percent in real terms in the first quarter of 2022 relative to a year earlier.

The double-digit growth in state tax revenues is from very volatile sources and is largely attributable to atypical revenue-...

August 23, 2022
Lucy Dadayan
Research report

Total state tax revenue collections increased 24.1 percent in nominal terms and 17.2 percent in real terms in the fourth quarter of 2021 relative to a year earlier.

Although state revenue collections have grown rapidly in the most recent months and reported revenue growth is widespread...

May 17, 2022
Lucy Dadayan
Research report

The global pandemic caused an unprecedented economic disruption across the nation. But two years in, state and local tax revenues are growing by double digits, much faster than state and local economies. The large gap between growth in revenues versus economic activity is an indication that some...

March 10, 2022
Lucy Dadayan
Research report

State tax revenues saw large swings since the onset of the pandemic, in part because of government actions and behavioral responses to mitigate virus exposure.

States reported strong revenue growth in the second quarter of 2021, but that is largely because of the lower base in 2020. Still...

December 9, 2021
Lucy Dadayan
Research report

States reported strong revenue growth in the first quarter of 2021, but there is still large variation in revenue performance across states. Over a 12-month period (April 2020 through March 2021), state total tax revenues increased 0.6 percent compared to the same...

September 8, 2021
Lucy Dadayan
Research report

State taxes were upended in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic as governments shut down large parts of the economy. While overall state tax revenues have fared better than expected since then, state leaders have been closely examining existing tax policies and...

July 13, 2021
Lucy DadayanKim S. Rueben
Research report

States reported solid revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2020, but there is large variation across states and across revenue sources. Over a nine-month period (April through December 2020), state total tax revenues declined 2.2 percent compared to the same...

July 7, 2021
Lucy Dadayan
Research report

States reported robust revenue growth in the third quarter of 2020, a reversal of steep declines in the second quarter that mostly reflects shifting income tax filing deadlines. Over a six-month period (April through September 2020), state revenues declined 2.0...

March 29, 2021
Lucy Dadayan
Research report

States saw steep declines in revenues in the second quarter of 2020, though some of this was caused by shifting revenues into the next quarter and next fiscal year. Consequently, most states ended fiscal year 2020 uncertain about their fiscal bottom line.  Many states cut...

December 24, 2020
Lucy Dadayan

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