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Vance Ginn, Ph.D.

Economist, Center for Fiscal Policy
Texas Public Policy Foundation
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Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an economist in the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, TX, one of the premier free market, state-level think tanks in the nation. His expertise is in the areas of Texas’ state budget, franchise tax, tax and expenditure limit, and other fiscal issues.

In 2006, he 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. Before joining the Foundation in September 2013, Ginn interned at the Foundation as a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow in 2011 and then taught at three universities and one community college across Texas.

Vance has successfully published peer-reviewed articles in academic journals and has several scholarly articles under review. He has presented high quality research at the annual meetings of the Missouri Valley Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, and United States Association for Energy Economics.

While at the Foundation, his research includes increasing transparency in state budgets, restructuring state pension systems, limiting state spending, reforming taxes, examining labor market trends, and investigating oil and gasoline markets. 

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

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  • Austin American-Statesman
  • Breitbart Texas
  • Forbes
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • Raging Elephants Radio
  • The Michael Berry Show