John W. Diamond
Director, Center for Public Finance
Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance
Rice University's Baker Institute

Is a Debt Bomb and an Economic Crisis Coming?




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Is a debt and economic crisis coming?

The most dangerous domestic problem facing America's federal government is the rapid growth of its budget deficit and national debt, this year nearing one trillion dollars, more than 4% of Gross Domestic Product.  All this will have very serious economic consequences, not only to each of us, but to our children, economic growth and our future standard of living.
Plan to attend this important program presented by Dr. John W. Diamond, Ph.D, Rice University, Baker Institute. Invite friends and clients.

John W. Diamond, Ph.D., is the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance and director of the Center for Public Finance at the Baker Institute, an adjunct professor of economics at Rice University and CEO of Tax Policy Advisers, LLC. His 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.

Diamond is co-editor of "Pathways to Fiscal Reform in the United States" (The MIT Press, 2015) and “Fundamental Tax Reform: Issues, Choices and Implications” (The MIT Press, 2008). He has testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, the U.S. House Budget Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, the Joint Economic Committee and other federal and state committees on issues related to tax policy and the U.S. economy. Diamond served as forum editor for the National Tax Journal (2009-2017) and on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress (2000-2004). He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank on the efficacy of structural adjustment programs.

He received his Ph.D. in economics from Rice University in 2000.