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Vance Ginn

Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an Economist in the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, TX. Before joining the Foundation in September 2013, Ginn interned at TPPF as a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow in 2011 and anxiously awaited his return to fight for liberty. He is an accomplished fiscal policy expert, author, and teacher. In 2006, Ginn graduated with honors from Texas Tech University with a B.B.A in economics and accounting and minors in political science and mathematics. After interning for a U.S. Texas Congressman in Washington, D.C., he started his doctoral degree in economics at Texas Tech University and graduated in 2013. Dr. Ginn has successfully published peer-reviewed papers in academic journals, commentaries at major outlets, and posts at free market blogs. His expertise and research interests include conservative fiscal policy, state budgets, pension reform, free markets, energy topics, monetary economics, and time series econometrics. Dr. Ginn has a proven record of being a high-quality instructor at four institutions of higher education. He received an instructor of the year award at Texas Tech University and ranked near the top of a national instructor ratings system at Sam Houston State University. He is a member of several professional economic organizations and presents research at their annual meetings. He and his wife, Emily, live in Round Rock, TX. Select publications “Sales Tax Relief Needed in Lone STaR State” “Texas' Unmatched Job Creation Provides Governing Blueprint” “Reaganomics Vs. Obamanomics: Two Wholly Different Outcomes” “Obama's Keystone XL Dithering Is Keeping Gasoline Prices High” “It’s Time to Limit Benefits Given to the Unemployed” “Abolish Property Taxes” “The Texas Hockey Stick: Charting The Lone Star Oil Boom” “You Think The Deficit Is Bad? Federal Unfunded Liabilities Exceed $127 Trillion” “6 Myths About Income Inequality in America” SSRN Research Papers: Published & Under Review Media Appearances Austin American-Statesman Breitbart Texas Forbes Houston Chronicle Investor’s Business Daily Master Resource PolicyMic San Antonio Express-News Your Houston News