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BHI at 4/5/2016
Stepping in front of the government bulldozer

Comments on the proposed constitutional amendment to raise taxes

BHI delivers testimony critical of proposed constitutional amendment calling for "a millionaire’s tax"


David G. Tuerck testifies January 19, 2016 before the Revenue Committee

Massachusetts State Tax Revenue Forecast FY16-FY17

BHI releases state tax revenue forecasts for Massachusetts Legislature

BHI predicts that tax revenues will be:

• $25.9 billion in FY 2016, 4% over FY 2015, and
• $27.3 billion in FY 2017, 5.6% over FY 2016.

Complete Estimate in PDF


NCPA Tax Policy Analysis:
The U.S. Corporate Income Tax: A Primer for U.S. Policy Makers

BHI scholars present findings to panel on DCGE models at Boston conference of International Atlantic Economic Society

Beacon Hill Institute Michael Head

Paper: Simulating corporate income tax reform proposals
with a DCGE model

BHI study: Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline would strongly benefit Massachusetts, reducing energy costs while driving employment and investment growth

BOSTON - (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s (TGP) proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline (NED) would bring both significant short-term and long-term benefits to Massachusetts according to an economic analysis based on two models by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. TGP is a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., which funded the Institute’s study.

The Beacon Hill Institute analyzed the economic effects of building TGP’s NED project, which would upgrade, extend and build a new pipeline through New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  The Institute used the proprietary IMPLAN (Impact Analysis for Planning) model to determine short-term economic impacts and then applied its STAMP (State Tax Analysis Modeling Program) model to determine the long-term impacts. Read more

Complete Study (PDF)
Press Release (PDF)

BHI hosts European Journalists from World Boston seeking to learn about Transatlantic Trade Pact


Response to the Natural Resources Defense Council's critique of BHI's study of EPA Clean Power Program

Laurie Johnson, an economist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, recently posted a blog entry that sharply criticizes recent BHI studies of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. It is important, in reading this blog, to understand that Dr. Johnson’s job is to defend tooth-and-nail an organization whose purpose is to promote what it deems to be environmental protection at any cost to economic activity at home and abroad. Read the complete BHI response.

BHI Studies on the CPP.

Virginia: The Costs of New EPA Rules to Virginia March 2015

Louisiana: The Costs of New EPA Rules to Louisiana February 2015

South Carolina: New EPA Rules Will Cost South Carolina a Fortune February 2015

Wisconsin: The Economic Effects of the New EPA Rules on the State of Wisconsin January 2015

New Mexico, The Economics Effects of New EPA Rules on the State of New Mexico January 2015

North Carolina: The Economic Effects of the New EPA rules on the State of North Carolina January 2015

Iowa: Obama-Inspired EPA Carbon-Dioxide Regulations May Bankrupt Iowans January 2015

National: Clean Power Plan: The Economic Effects of the New EPA Rules on the United States January 2015








BHI on the March 2016
US Employment Situation
U-Rate: 5.0%
Payroll: 215,000

BHI on the February 2016
MA Employment Situation
U-Rate: 4.5%
Payroll: 13,300

Study: Construction Management Methods in Massachusetts: Comparing Construction Management at Risk and Design Bid Build 

In the media
The ‘millionaire tax’: California here we come,
February 1, 2016

BHI's Frank Conte argues against the North South Rail Link
Boston Globe
November 20, 2015

DGT argues against the North South Rail Link
Boston Globe
November 6, 2015

Now available: 14th Annual State Competitiveness Report

Over at NCPA:
BHI on the merits of dynamic scoring

MA Economy
Massachusetts State Revenue Forecasts for FY15 and FY16

BHI economists Paul Bachman and David Tuerck cited by WalletHub

From the Archives
What critics of the STAMP model get wrong

What is STAMP? A Primer

A Response to the Union of Concerned Scientists Critique of BHI’s Renewable Portfolio Studies

Why the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy's Critique of STAMP is dead wrong. PDF

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