Arizona Policy Choices

Balancing Acts: Tax Cuts and Public Policy in Arizona

Further Reading

The following options for reading are listed for those who want to delve further into the issue of tax cuts. The selected list below contains books, reports, and articles from a variety of perspectives.


Brace, Paul. 1993. State Government and Economic Performance. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Hy, Ronald John and William L. Waugh, Jr. 1995. State and Local Tax Policies: A Comparative Handbook. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press.


Bartik, Timothy J. 1996. Growing State Economics: How Taxes and Public Services Affect Private-Sector Performance. Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 1997. "The Effects of State and Local Public Policies on Economic Development." New England Economic Review, March/April.

Feldstein, Martin and Marian Vaillant. 1994. "Can State Taxes Redistribute Income?" National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 4785, June.

Kogan, Richard. 1996. "Twisted Tales: Overstating the Taxes the Typical Household Pays." Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 4 September,

Moore, Stephen and Dean Stansel. 1996. "A Fiscal Report Card on America's Governors: 1996." Washington, DC: Cato Institute, Policy Analysis No. 257, 26 July.

Snell, Ronald, ed. 1993. Financing State Government in the 1990's. Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Governors' Association.


"The Mistaken Temptation of Tax Cuts." The Economist, 18 January 1997, pp.24-26.

"The Right Way to Cut Taxes." Business Week, 12 August 1996, p. 116.

Berry, Frances Stokes and William D. Berry. 1992. "Tax Innovation in the States: Capitalizing on Political Opportunity." American Journal of Political Science, 36, August, pp. 715-742.

Besci, Zsolt. 1996. "Do State and Local Taxes Affect Relative State Growth?" Economic Review: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, March/April, pp. 18-36.

Engen, Eric and Jonathan Skinner. 1996. "Taxation and Economic Growth." National Tax Journal, 49(4), pp. 617-642.

McGuire, Therese J. 1993. "Jobs and Taxes: Do State Taxes Affect Economic Development?" Comparative State Politics, 14, June, pp.24-31.

Gale, William G. 1996. Cutting Taxes Could Also Cut Growth." Los Angeles Times, 23 June, sec. M,p.5.

Schillinger, Kurt. 1997. "Tax Cutting Will Come in Small Packages in '97: More states eye reductions but the proposals are modest." Christian Science Monitor, 29 January, sec A, p1.

Stevenson, Richard W. 1997. "Governors Stress Tax Cuts and Austerity." The New York Times, 8 May, sec. D, p. 24.

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