A report by two Arizona State University economists shows that almost all of the state’s sluggishness in tax revenues can be blamed on tax cuts over the past 20 years instead of the Great Recession, as claimed by state leaders. Tom Rex, associate director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research of the L. William Seidman Research Institute in the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU, will discuss the report he helped produce.
The Global Cities Initiative is a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase that aims to help metropolitan areas strengthen their international connections and competitiveness. The initiative recently held a forum in Phoenix. Curtis Reed, Jr., Market Manager for Arizona, Chase, spoke at the event and will tell us more about making the Phoenix area more competitive in the global market.
A roundtable discussion with President and CEO of Science Foundation Arizona William Harris; Executive VP for DMB Associates Karrin Kunasek Taylor; ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman; and Senior Economist for Elliott D. Pollack & Company Jim Rounds discuss how Arizona can compete in the global economy.
State lawmakers have two primary options to erase the State’s massive budget deficit: 1) raise taxes or, 2) cut government spending. Both have a negative impact on Arizona’s economy, but according to a new analysis by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, one option is less economically harmful than the other. Tom R. Rex, associate director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, explains.
A team of experts in finance and public administration from Arizona’s universities have released a report of options to help erase Arizona’s $3 billion budget shortfall. A member of the Fiscal Alternatives Choices Team talks about some of the options included in the FACT report.