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Managing Fiscal Volatility by Redefining ‘Tax Cuts’ and ‘Tax Hikes’
State Tax Notes (2010)
  • David Gamage, Berkeley Law
  • Jeremy Bearer-Friend
Abstract

This report analyzes how states should cope with fiscal volatility at the level of institutional-design policy. We propose that states reconsider how they define terms like ‘‘tax cuts’’ and ‘‘tax hikes.’’ By adopting a new baseline for defining those terms, states can increase the likelihood of using tax rate adjustments to cope with fiscal volatility rather than more harmful spending fluctuations.

Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
David Gamage and Jeremy Bearer-Friend. "Managing Fiscal Volatility by Redefining ‘Tax Cuts’ and ‘Tax Hikes’" State Tax Notes Vol. 58 Iss. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_gamage/27/