Introduction and Mission Statement

The Economics of STAMP

How STAMP works

The CGE Team


States that have applied STAMP

What the press is saying about STAMP



The Economics of STAMP

STAMP is a computer program designed to provide the user with the ability to perform tax policy “simulations”– analyses of how hypothetical tax changes will affect the state economy. A typical run of the model will answer questions such as, “How will a change in the top state personal income tax rate affect employment in the state? How will it affect employment in the construction sector? In the sector that manufactures industrial machinery and equipment? How will a change in the corporate income tax rate affect capital spending in the transportation sector? In retail trade?"

STAMP is available to state governments, research institutes and other entities and persons doing research on state tax policy. The Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research, housed in the Department of Economics at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts is ready to build a STAMP model tailored to the issues important to your state.





Persons interested in acquiring a STAMP for their state should contact:

Dr. David G. Tuerck, Executive Director
Beacon Hill Institute, Suffolk University
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-821-7698

To obtain a PDF version of the BHI STAMP brochure click here