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Vance Ginn

Economist, Center for Fiscal Policy
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an economist in the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, TX.

Before joining the Foundation in September 2013, Vance interned at TPPF as a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow in 2011 and anxiously awaited his return to fight for liberty. He is an accomplished author, teacher, and analyst.  

In 2006, Vance graduated with honors from Texas Tech University with a B.B.A in Economics and Accounting and minors in Political Science and Mathematics. After interning for a U.S. Texas Congressman in Washington, D.C., he started his doctoral degree in economics at Texas Tech University and graduated in 2013.  

Vance has successfully published peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, commentaries in multiple outlets, and posts in free market blogs. His research interests include free markets, fiscal policy, energy topics, monetary issues, and economic modeling.

Vance has a proven record of being a high-quality instructor at four places of higher education, where he received an instructor of the year award at Texas Tech University and ranked near the top of a national instructor ratings system at Sam Houston State University. He is a member of several professional economic organizations and presents research at their annual meetings. 

Vance and his wife, Emily, live in Round Rock, TX.


Select publications

  • “Reaganomics Vs. Obamanomics: Two Wholly Different Outcomes
  • “Abolish Property Taxes”
  • “The Texas Hockey Stick: Charting The Lone Star Oil Boom”
  • “You Think The Deficit Is Bad? Federal Unfunded Liabilities Exceed $127 Trillion”
  • “An Examination of the Macroeconomic Effects of Petroleum Prices”
  • “Evaluating Growth Volatility Susceptibility Within Regional Free Trade Agreements”
  • “Special Lending Facilities of the Fed: Actions and Results”
  • “6 Myths About Income Inequality in America”


Media Appearances

  • Austin American-Statesman
  • Forbes
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • Master Resource
  • PolicyMic
  • San Antonio Express-News
  • Your Houston News