John W. Diamond
John W. Diamond, Ph.D., is the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance and director of the Center for Public Finance at the Baker Institute, an adjunct professor of economics at Rice University and CEO of Tax Policy Advisers, LLC. His research interests are federal tax and expenditure policy, state and local public finance, and the construction and simulation of computable general equilibrium models. His current research focuses on the economic effects of corporate tax reform, the economic and distributional effects of fundamental tax reform, taxation and housing values, public sector pensions, and various other tax and expenditure policy issues.
Diamond is co-editor of "Pathways to Fiscal Reform in the United States" (The MIT Press, 2015) and “Fundamental Tax Reform: Issues, Choices and Implications” (The MIT Press, 2008). He has testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, the U.S. House Budget Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, the Joint Economic Committee and other federal and state committees on issues related to tax policy and the U.S. economy. Diamond served as forum editor for the National Tax Journal (2009-2017) and on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress (2000-2004). He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank on the efficacy of structural adjustment programs.
He received his Ph.D. in economics from Rice University in 2000.
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 348-2199.
Global Economy 2023: How Countries Are Tackling the Cost of Living Crisis
With the labor market holding strong, companies raising wages to keep and attract workers could lead to persistent inflation — an especially important issue thanks to an aging U.S. population and its effect on the workforce, said fellow John Diamond.
What’s Behind That Social Security Cost-of-living Boost?
What factors are behind the Social Security cost-of-living boost — the biggest cost-of-living adjustment since 1981? John Diamond, the director of the Center for Public Finance, answers this question and explains the history of Social Security COL increases in a new commentary.
The State of the Economy: A Possible Recession?
What's driving ongoing inflation, and what's needed to curb it? Public finance fellow John Diamond joined Town Square Talk to discuss.