Bill Fox News

Card Hub: Ask The Experts: Are Sales Tax Holidays A Good Idea?

Bill Fox, director of the UT Center for Business and Economic Research, spoke with CardHub about sales tax holidays in states and whether they’re effective. Fox noted that the holidays tend to be more beneficial to businesses than to consumers. Businesses often see more traffic in their stores and may even raise their prices a

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WBIR: East Tennessee possible impact from “fiscal cliff”

The term “fiscal cliff” is becoming part of our vocabulary. However, whether or not we go over it, East Tennessee could see an impact. Bill Fox, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research,  gave five reasons why East Tennesseans should care about whether or not lawmakers cannot agree to help solve a $1.1

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Tennessee Data Center Releases Resources for Study of State Population

Tennessee has seen an 11.5 percent overall growth in population since 2000. The older population in the state also has increased 21.3 percent since then, outpacing the nation. These and other demographic trends can be examined through several free resources being offered to the media and interested residents by the State Data Center, based at UT.

UT Report Examines Growth, Impact of Hispanic Population in Tennessee

Despite having the third-fastest growing Hispanic population in the country, the size of Tennessee’s Latino population is still smaller than the national average. That’s according to a study recently released by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The report examines the impact of Hispanic population growth on the state’s economy, labor force, education system, and social services sector.

WSJ: State, Local Fiscal Burdens Drag on Economic Recovery

The Wall Street Journal featured UT economics professor Bill Fox in this story about state and local fiscal burdens and their strain on economic recovery. Fox noted a political pitfall: Taxpayers may say they want fiscal prudence but it still is hard for some to accept that their tax money is being redirected to a bank

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UT Study: Number of Uninsured Children Decreases, TennCare Satisfaction Remains High

The number of uninsured children in Tennessee has declined compared to last year, while the number of adults without insurance has remained the same, according to a study released today by UT Knoxville’s Center for Business and Economic Research. Increased enrollment in TennCare, the state’s medical assistance program for those with low income, and CoverKids, a program for children eighteen and younger, are possible reasons for this decrease, according to the study.

Magazine Names UT’s Bill Fox to Its All-Decade State Tax Team

State Tax Notes magazine recently printed a list of the most influential people in the state and local tax world during the past 10 years. Bill Fox, director and professor of economics at the Center for Business and Economic Research at UT Knoxville, is part of that all-decade team.