Baker Institute’s Diamond available to discuss GOP tax plan


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Jeff Falk

Baker Institute’s Diamond available to discuss GOP tax plan

HOUSTON – (Nov. 28, 2017) – President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Capitol Hill today to visit with Republicans in Congress who are currently working to pass the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code since 1986 by the end of this calendar year. John Diamond, director of the Center for Public Finance at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available to discuss the House and Senate tax bills and their implications.

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Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the institute, recently discussed his tax reform insights on the institute’s new “Policy Matters” podcast.

Diamond’s 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.

To schedule an interview with Diamond, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775. The Baker Institute has a radio and television studio available.


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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.