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Katherine McFate Biography

Former President and CEO at Center for Effective Government
Con to the question "Does Lowering the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate Create Jobs?"

“Our examination of the evidence found no relationship between cutting tax rates on corporate profits and job growth… The willingness of individual corporations to invest their profits in expanding their businesses and employing more workers appears to be related to standard economic concerns like customer demand, developments in the industry, and perceptions of the overall health of the economy rather than tax rates paid on annual profits… Looking back over the last 65 years, there is no discernable connection between corporate tax rates and job growth.”

Cowritten with Scott Klinger, “The Corporate Tax Rate Debate: Lower Taxes on Corporate Profits Not Linked to Job Creation,”, Dec. 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President and CEO at Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch), July 2011-Mar. 2016
  • Program Officer, Ford Foundation, 2006-2011
  • Contributor, Huffington Post
  • Former Deputy Director of Domestic Programs, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Former Associate Director, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • Graduate degree, Yale University (degree and date unknown)
  • Grew up in Columbia, Missouri
  • Twitter handle: @KatherineMcFate