Janey Wang: Dr. Wang contributes to the academic field of public finance. One of her papers, below, showed that tax and expenditure limits (TELs) significantly decreased tax progressivity and might also drive out high-income families who desired a higher level of public services. In economic downturns, conditioning tax and expenditure policy changes to maintain progressivity in the system should be considered during the design and adoption of tax and expenditure institutions.
- Wang, Janey. (accepted 2012). Who pays and who benefits? The impact of state tax and expenditure limits on tax progressivity and redistributive spending. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, & Financial Management.