Center for Public Finance
Delivering research and analysis on the effects of major U.S. fiscal policies.
CPF Book Forum
The Center for Public Finance’s Book Forum hosts notable authors of current economics and business popular books to educate the public on important economic and business issues. The audience will be encouraged to read the book before the lecture and to participate in a lively discussion after a presentation by the author.
Understanding Stock Buybacks — Should We Tax Them?
War Rooms and Bailouts: How Banks and the Fed are Preparing for a U.S. Default
A Lesser-Known Pandemic Relief Program Inspires Widespread Fraud
Baker Briefing: Tesla, Taxes and Texas
After the Industry’s Brutal 2022, What’s Ahead for Crypto Tax Compliance?
Understanding Influencer Marketing and Its Tax Requirements
Fellows and Scholars
Mahmoud A. El-Gamal
About the Center
The Center for Public Finance provides policy analysis and recommendations for decision-makers in the public and private sectors on national and international economic issues, with a particular focus on corporate and individual taxation, government expenditures and economic growth. The center publishes in-depth studies to advance the frontier of knowledge and draw attention to critical public policy issues, such as the economic effects of potential tax policy changes at the national, state, local and international levels; the distribution of tax burdens and wealth within and across generations; the sustainability of the U.S. budget; and other issues that affect U.S. economic growth.
The center’s research draws upon the rich academic resources of the Baker Institute and Rice University to ensure the highest standards of thought leadership and academic scholarship. The center aspires to influence thinking on pressing policy issues through outstanding research, media outreach, political outreach and testimony, and research conferences that result in timely and relevant policy analyses and recommendations.
For more information:
Alexandra E. Bello
McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth
Office Phone: (713) 348-3038
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