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Jason L. Saving

Senior Economist
Director, Community Development Research and Studies
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Jason SavingJason Saving is a public finance and regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and director of research and studies in Community Development. Saving conducts research on issues including tax reform, regional migration, income inequality and the interplay between political polarization and fiscal policy. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal and the National Tax Journal.

Saving has also written policy-relevant articles on state and local fiscal issues that impact Texas and the Eleventh Federal Reserve District. Among the questions he has examined are why property taxes rose so rapidly in the years after the Great Recession, whether the poor bear a disproportionate share of the state’s overall tax burden and why Texas has a relatively low percentage of people covered by health insurance. A recurring theme of these articles is that public policy decisions have important consequences for equity and economic efficiency.

Saving holds a BA in mathematical economic analysis from Rice University and MA and PhD degrees in economics from the California Institute of Technology. He has taught economics and business courses at George Mason University, the University of Texas at Dallas and Baylor University’s executive MBA program in Dallas.

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