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Steve Slivinski
Works at Center for the Study of Economic Liberty
Attended George Mason University
Lived in Miami, FL
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There are at least a few policy issues on which those on both the left and the right of the U.S. political spectrum can agree. One of them is the undesirability of occupational licensing. As I've pointed out before, these law...
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That's the conclusion of my new op-ed published today in the Arizona Republic. It discusses the more than $2 million that the city of Chandler has promised to pay General Motors and PayPal to expand their workforce in the cit...
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To dip my toe into the debate over "behavioral economics" between my colleagues (see, no groupthink here!), I'd like to suggest that maybe both arguments -- the behavioralists on one side and the neoclassical rational-actor t...
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Critics of eliminating the Arizona income tax point to Texas and note that they have "high" property taxes. They suggest that eliminating the income tax simply trades an income tax burden for a high property tax burden. But n...
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The Phoenix Business Journal published an article here purportedly about Steve Slivinski's study on whether Arizona can eliminate the income tax . The article provides a headshot of Slivinski's critic Dennis Hoffman and is re...
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The Arizona Republic published their list of the top 100 employers in the state. Topping the list this year - supplanting Wal-Mart, which usually claims the top spot - is Banner Health with over 38,500 employees. What the new...
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My co-blogger Scott's dream of Allegiant Airlines, a largely fee-based airline, surviving in the Phoenix metro area may be deferred for a time. The city of Mesa - the location of Mesa Gateway Airport, home to Allegiant Airlin...
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Recent analysis from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (rehashed by the Pew Charitable Trusts) finds Arizona trailing California in economic growth during 2014. Typical articles on this note a few things that are important...
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A new report from the Kauffman Foundation ranks the states by entrepreneurial activity. (For an interactive set of tables accompanying the study, see here.) In the ranking, Arizona sits at about the middle of the list (21st),...
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Since my study on the feasibility of eliminating the Arizona income tax was released, I've heard a number of counterarguments. Many of them are common and have been made before (which is why I addressed them in the study for ...
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My new study from the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty (released today) embarks on an important thought experiment: If Arizona policymakers decided to eliminate the state income tax, what would it take to make that a ...
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Ever wonder what kind of bedtime stories economists read to their children?
Like my co-blogger Scott, I'm always looking for children's books with positive messages about progress and general free-market concepts. I agree with his thoughts on Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. But, in spite of th...
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Economist and author
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  • Center for the Study of Economic Liberty
    Senior Research Fellow, present
    Arizona State University
  • Goldwater Institute
    Senior Economist, 2011 - 2014
  • Cato Institute
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
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Miami, FL - Tallahassee, FL - Fairfax, VA - Phoenix, AZ
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  • George Mason University
    MA. - Econ
  • Florida State University
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