How Not to Refute a Tax Study You Don't Like

5 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2012  

Bruce Bartlett

Independent

Date Written: November 26, 2012

Abstract

A paper on the impact of tax rates on economic growth from the Congressional Research Service was recently withdrawn under pressure from Republicans on Capitol Hill. The resulting furor led the paper to receive far more attention than would have been the case had Republicans simply ignored it. This article details the origins and development of this event.

Keywords: Congressional Research Service, Thomas Hungerford

JEL Classification: H10, K35

Suggested Citation

Bartlett, Bruce, How Not to Refute a Tax Study You Don't Like (November 26, 2012). Tax Notes, Vol. 137, No. 9, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181099

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