I am a PhD candidate at American University studying public finance in the Department of Public Administration & Policy. I am also an Associate Analyst with the Congressional Budget Office. (Fun Fact: The income tax microsimulation model my unit is tasked with developing/maintaining is written in Fortran). In both capacities, I study fiscal policy. In the former, I retrospectively evaluate subnational fiscal policy, while in the latter I prospectively model fiscal policy proposals (among other things). The tax umbrella provides useful overlap between my professional and academic endeavors. (I am currently ABD, writing about tax and expenditure limitations.) Always happy to nerd out about any of these things...
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