Raleigh, NC – “Evaluating Impacts of Tax Changes”

The advantages and capabilities of the REMI Tax-PI model will be highlighted at our upcoming luncheon in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

REMI Vice President Billy Leung and Managing Economic Associate Chris Judson will be describing the multitude of applications for this state-of-the-art modeling tool.

Tax-PI has been used for evaluating the fiscal and economic effects of tax policy changes and was developed based on 30 years of tax policy modeling experience. The model gives the user an adjustable fiscal model to illustrate state specific revenues and expenditures defined by personalized tax policy variables.

Any major state policy change will create a ripple effect on employment, migration, consumer price, and consumer spending and the REMI Tax-PI model can take these effects into account in order to forecast significant changes and outcomes. This allows analysts to capture direct, indirect, and induced fiscal and economic effects and links the effects of taxation and other policy changes over multiple years with the REMI PI+ model.

We’re offering this luncheon free of charge, although we ask that you register in advance. If you would like to attend this event, please email Brian Boyd at brian.boyd@remi.com or contact us by phone at (413)549-1169.

We hope you can attend this special event.

Baton Rouge, LA – “Evaluating Impacts of Tax Changes”

The advantages and capabilities of the REMI Tax-PI model will be highlighted at our upcoming luncheon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

REMI Vice President Billy Leung and Managing Economic Associate Chris Judson will be describing the multitude of applications for this state-of-the-art modeling tool.

Tax-PI has been used for evaluating the fiscal and economic effects of tax policy changes and was developed based on 30 years of tax policy modeling experience. The model gives the user an adjustable fiscal model to illustrate state specific revenues and expenditures defined by personalized tax policy variables.

Any major state policy change will create a ripple effect on employment, migration, consumer price, and consumer spending and the REMI Tax-PI model can take these effects into account in order to forecast significant changes and outcomes. This allows analysts to capture direct, indirect, and induced fiscal and economic effects and links the effects of taxation and other policy changes over multiple years with the REMI PI+ model.

We’re offering this luncheon free of charge, although we ask that you register in advance. If you would like to attend this event, please email Brian Boyd at brian.boyd@remi.com or contact us by phone at (413)549-1169.

We hope you can attend this special event.

Tallahassee, FL – “Evaluating Impacts of Tax Changes”

The advantages and capabilities of the REMI Tax-PI model will be highlighted at our upcoming luncheon in Tallahassee, Florida on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

REMI Vice President Billy Leung and Managing Economic Associate Chris Judson will be describing the multitude of applications for this state-of-the-art modeling tool.

Tax-PI has been used for evaluating the fiscal and economic effects of tax policy changes and was developed based on 30 years of tax policy modeling experience. The model gives the user an adjustable fiscal model to illustrate state specific revenues and expenditures defined by personalized tax policy variables.

Any major state policy change will create a ripple effect on employment, migration, consumer price, and consumer spending and the REMI Tax-PI model can take these effects into account in order to forecast significant changes and outcomes. This allows analysts to capture direct, indirect, and induced fiscal and economic effects and links the effects of taxation and other policy changes over multiple years with the REMI PI+ model.

We’re offering this luncheon free of charge, although we ask that you register in advance. If you would like to attend this event, please email Brian Boyd at brian.boyd@remi.com or contact us by phone at (413)549-1169.

We hope you can attend this special event.

December Washington D.C. Luncheon – Opioid Crisis

REMI luncheons are held each month at Metro Center, 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005. Stay tuned for updates on this special event, including any change in venue.

We cordially invite you to our monthly Washington, D.C. policy luncheon, Thursday, December 14th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., when REMI Chief Economist and CEO Frederick Treyz, Ph.D. will discuss the economic impacts of the prescription opioid epidemic on the United States economy using dynamic fiscal analysis to identify and quantify the wide array of negative effects generated by this tragedy.

The prescription opioid abuse and dependence crisis arrived suddenly in 1999 and has only been gaining momentum in terms of scope and intensity since then. Opioid deaths have quadrupled in that time frame and the advanced necessity for treatment and prevention options is both directly and indirectly affecting the rest of the public.

At the national level, the loss of workers to either premature deaths or extended absences from the labor force depress production and lower aggregate demand, slowing down the growth of the economy. At the regional level, heavily impacted states face potential out-migration as well as increased health care, substance abuse treatment, and incarceration costs. This combination of factors places a severe strain on state budgets as both the tax base falls and expenditures rise.

Almost 2 million Americans are estimated to meet the criteria for opioid abuse and dependence with 16,000 losing their lives as a result of their addiction. The total economic burden of those consumed by this public health crisis has already cost the economy upwards of $78.5 billion and few substantive efforts have been able to curb these rising expenditures on the local, state, and federal levels.

Lunch will be provided at no charge, although we ask that you register in advance. If you would like to attend this event, please email Alex Arthen-Cheyne at alex.arthen-cheyne@remi.com or contact us by phone at (413) 549-1169.

Thank you and we hope you can join us!

November Washington D.C. Luncheon – Tax Reform

REMI luncheons are held each month at Metro Center, 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005. Stay tuned for updates on this special event, including any change in venue.

REMI cordially invites you to our monthly Washington D.C. policy luncheon, Thursday, November 30th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., when CEO and Chief Economist Fred Treyz, Ph.D. will discuss the potential impacts of tax reform, using the possible cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction as a case study.

The White House and Congressional Republicans have vowed to overhaul the U.S. tax code, but as with any major reform, the devil is in the details. Lawmakers are looking at changes to deductions to offset cuts to the income and corporate rates, triggering opposition from those who benefit from existing provisions. House Republicans released a plan on November 2nd proposing a $10,000 cap on the SALT benefit as well as a decrease in the cap for mortgage interest deductions from $1 million to $500,000.

Citizens in high- vs. low-tax states would face increased exposure to different tax environments, making the latter relatively more desirable places to live and work. This would put fiscal pressure on high-tax states as they work to minimize the out-migration of their tax base.

For this presentation, Dr. Treyz will review the tax reform debate and the implications of changes such as an overhaul of SALT. He will demonstrate the use of our Tax-PI model for understanding the total economic effects
of fiscal policy changes on the national and state level.

Lunch will be provided at no charge, although we ask that you register in advance. If you would like to attend this event, please email Brian Boyd at brian.boyd@remi.com or contact us by phone at (413) 549-1169.

We hope you can join us!