Last updated on: 8/6/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Mazerov, MBA Biography

Title:
Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Position:
Con to the question "Does Lowering the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate Create Jobs?"
Reasoning:

“Corporate income taxes are important sources of revenue that states use to fund public services, including services essential to long-term economic growth like education, infrastructure, health care, and public safety… A number of gubernatorial candidates have made corporate tax cuts key planks of their campaign platforms. This continues a trend of the past couple of years, during which policymakers in several states have proposed cutting corporate income tax rates — or even eliminating the tax completely — as a strategy for stimulating economic growth and creating jobs. These proposals, however, offer false hope. Corporate income tax cuts are unlikely to have a positive impact on a state’s rate of economic growth or the pace at which it generates private-sector jobs.”

“Cutting State Corporate Income Taxes Is Unlikely to Create Many Jobs,” cbpp.org, Sep. 14, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Jan. 1998-present
  • Director of Policy Research and Director of Information, Multistate Tax Commission, 1989-1997
  • Policy Analyst, Department of Public Policy, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 1982-1989
  • Education:
  • MBA, Public and Private Management, Yale University, 1982
  • BA, Economics and Government, Oberlin College, 1976
  • Other:
  • Named to State Tax Notes “All Decade State Tax Team” in 2010
  • Lives in Silver Spring, MD
  • Has two children with wife Andrea Levere
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Does Lowering the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate Create Jobs?