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Carl Davis

Senior Analyst
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

Areas of Expertise:

Tax Policy, Transportation

Carl Davis is a senior analyst at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, DC. Carl works on a wide range of issues related to both state and federal tax policy including tax incidence analysis, tax expenditure reporting, gasoline tax policy, and the economics of tax policy. Since joining ITEP, Carl has used the Institute's Microsimulation Tax Model to perform tax incidence and revenue analyses for lawmakers and advocates in over twenty states, and has advised groups on tax policy issues in more than forty states. He is an author of Judging Tax Expenditures (2009), The ITEP Guide to Fair State & Local Taxes (2011), Building a Better Gas Tax (2011), and Who Pays: A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States (2009, 2013, and 2015 editions), among other reports. Carl's work has appeared in such outlets as The New York Times, USA Today, and National Public Radio, and his writing on tax policy has been printed by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Sacramento Bee, and other major media outlets around the country.

Prior to joining ITEP, Carl worked as part of the State Economic Issues team at AARP. He holds Bachelors Degrees in both Economics and Political Science from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Public Policy from George Washington University.

Recent Comments by Carl Davis

  • "On the NEP white paper, as quoted by Mr. Klaus: It's unquestionably a good thing that analysts and lawmakers are studying Vehicle Miles Traveled ta"
    Should We Raise the Gas Tax?
  • "Drivers today are paying about $3.00 in federal taxes on every tank of gas we buy. That’s the same amount we were paying way back in 1993, despite th"
    Should We Raise the Gas Tax?