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Roy Cordato

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Roy Cordato is Vice President for Research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation. From 1993-2000 he served as the Lundy Professor of Business Philosophy at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.

Roy Cordato is Vice President for Research and resident scholar at the John Locke Foundation. From 1993-2000 he served as the Lundy Professor of Business Philosophy at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. From 1987-1993 he was Senior Economist at the Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation (IRET) in Washington, DC. He has served as full time economics faculty at the University of Hartford and at Auburn University and as adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University.

His publications include a 1992 book, Welfare Economics and Externalities in an Open Ended Universe (Kluwer Academic Publishers republished in 2007 by the Ludwig von Mises Institute). His articles have appeared in a number of economics journals and law reviews in addition to The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Times, Investor's Business Daily, The Journal of Commerce, The Congressional Record, The Orange County Register, The Freeman, Human Events, National Review Online, The Washington Examiner, Tax Notes and many other newspapers and magazines.

In 2000 he received the Freedoms Foundation's Leavey Award in Free Enterprise Education. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and former executive board member of The Association of Private Enterprise Education. Cordato holds an M.A. in urban and regional economics from the University of Hartford and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He also holds a Bachelors of Music Education from the Hartt School of Music.

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 16, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Jesse Hathaway, Robert Genetski, Gary Wolfram, Roy Cordato, Scott H. Richardson
"Today, the House finally did what it promised to do, and the result will be a growing economy, higher wages, and a simpler tax code" - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
September 27, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Justin Haskins, Jesse Hathaway, S. T. Karnick, John Nothdurft, Gary Wolfram, Scott H. Richardson, Roy Cordato, Clifford Thies
"President Trump’s tax reform plan holds major promise for restoring booming economic growth to America" - Peter Ferrara
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August 4, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Jesse Hathaway, Clifford Thies, John A. Tatom, Russ McCullough, Roy Cordato
"These new employment numbers show that Trump’s economic program is already working for all Americans, but especially his blue-collar base." - Peter Ferrara
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October 8, 2014
By Roy Cordato
In 2013, North Carolina instituted sweeping tax reforms, making its tax system more efficient. It created a single-rate system, bringing both the top rate of 7.75 percent and the bottom rate of 6 percent down to a flat rate of 5.75 percent.
September 15, 2014
By Roy Cordato
This policy paper by John Locke Foundation Vice President of Resarch Roy Cordato explains the effects of North Carolina's recent tax reforms, as well as the implications and imperatives of further reforms to the state's tax structure.

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