Economist Forum

Eliminating the Income Tax: Silver Bullet or Fool’s Gold?

A policy forum held on April 5, 2012 at the Oklahoma History Center

PROGRAM

SPEAKERS BIOS

VIDEO

PRESENTATIONS

Deidre Myers, “Oklahoma’s Economy: Recent Performance and Future Trends”

Dr. Jonathan Willner, “Just (some of) the Facts, Ma’am: The Laffer Report on Oklahoma Income Tax Rates”

Dr. Cynthia Rogers, “The Devil is in the Details: Tax Policy and Economic Growth”

Dr. Kent Olson,  “Phasing Out Oklahoma’s Personal Income Tax: Digging a Deeper Hole”

Justin McLaughlin, “The Role of Taxes and Incentives in Recruiting Primary Jobs”

MEDIA

Income tax-elimination effort flawed, say economists, economic developers (Journal Record’s 23rd & Lincoln, April 5)

CapitolBeat OK Interviews OK Policy’s David Blatt about the Fourm (Video, April 5)

KOSU’s Michael Cross picture and tweets from the forum (Storify, April 6)

Studio Tulsa Radio Interview with Jonathan Willner (March 30, 2012)

RELATED PAPERS AND REPORTS

For additional materials and resources on the tax debate, click here

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Oklahoma Policy Institute (OK Policy) is a non-partisan independent policy think-tank. OK Policy promotes adequate, fair, and fiscally responsible funding of public services and expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans by providing timely and credible information, analysis, and ideas.

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