The Laffer Curve, Part 1

3 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2012

Date Written: July 16, 2012


This article, the first of three, reviews the origins of the Laffer Curve in the 1970s. Notes that economist Norman Ture, who worked closely with Rep. Jack Kemp, probably had more to do with popularizing the idea of a tax cut that could pay for itself than economist Arthur Laffer did.

Keywords: Laffer Curve, supply side economics, Arthur Laffer, Norman Ture, Jack Kemp

JEL Classification: H20

Suggested Citation

Bartlett, Bruce, The Laffer Curve, Part 1 (July 16, 2012). Tax Notes, Vol. 136, No. 3, 2012. Available at SSRN:

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