Karl W. Smith
Areas of Interest
Tax policy; structural deficits; economic forecasting
Karl Smith joined the School of Government in 2007. Prior to that, he was a graduate fellow at the Institute for Emerging Issues, where his work was focused on state and local tax reform. Smith holds a BA and a PhD in economics from North Carolina State University. Smith writes and consults primarily on issues of tax reform, structural deficit reduction and long-run public spending trends. He is also the developer of several interactive tax forecasting tools used by the North Carolina General Assembly and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.
Smith, Karl “The Economy and Employment in North Carolina: Is the Worst Over,” Economics Bulletin, Number 2, August 2009, 9 pages.
Smith, Karl. “Evaluating New Revenue Sources for Counties”, Popular Government, 74(1): 20 – 30.
Smith, Karl, “North Carolina’s Tax Structure: A Blueprint For Change” IEI Working Group Report, Spring 2006.
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