6.26.23. Junjie Guo, Kim Ruhl and Ananth Seshadri. In this report we evaluate the economic impact of the Wisconsin State Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC)’s plan to cut the state’s individual income tax rates.
5.17.23. Junjie Guo, Kim Ruhl and Ananth Seshadri. In this report we evaluate five options to lower the income tax rates in Wisconsin, which are higher than the rates in most other states.
2.24.23. Junjie Guo, Kim J. Ruhl and Ananth Seshadri. This CROWE report presents a model of the Wisconsin economy and its tax system, and shows that reducing the state’s individual income tax rates will increase output and household consumption significantly.
11.1.22. Junjie Guo and Kim J. Ruhl. It is widely believed that sales taxes are regressive: The total sales tax paid by a low-income household represents a greater share of its income compared with a high-income household.
3.3.22. Kim Ruhl. By many indicators, the Wisconsin economy has recovered to pre-pandemic levels or beyond, while inflation has run high both in absolute terms and relative to the rest of the United States.
2.5.21. Kim Ruhl. This brief reports labor-market indicators for Wisconsin to demonstrate the effects of COVID-19 on labor supply and demand. This report is part of a larger effort at CROWE to document and analyze the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
6.26.20. Kim Ruhl. This note highlights two high-frequency data series that show some of the effects of COVID-19 on Wisconsin workers and firms. This report is part of a larger effort at CROWE to document and analyze the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
5.5.20. Kim Ruhl. This brief uses data that score occupations by how closely workers interact with others in order to rank industries on their potential to spread disease through close contact. This report is part of a larger effort at CROWE to document and analyze the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
11.10.19. Kim Ruhl. As part of the escalating trade war, the Chinese government increased substantially the tariffs it levies on a range of products exported from the United States. Trade policy is applied at a national level—a good entering China from the United States is tariffed the same regardless of where it was produced within the United States.
5.19.19. Kim Ruhl. In response to the U.S. financial crisis of 2007–2008, the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” (henceforth, the Dodd-Frank Act or just the Act) was enacted on July 21, 2010. This sweeping reform was meant to stabilize the financial system and prevent future crises.