Daniel J. Mitchell
Dan Mitchell is a public policy economist in Washington, DC. His major research interests include tax reform, international tax competition, the economic burden of government spending, and other fiscal policy issues. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on the flat tax, and has been the leading international voice in the fight to preserve tax competition, financial privacy, and fiscal sovereignty. He has decades of experience authoring papers, writing editorials, working with the public policy community, and presenting the free-market viewpoint to newspaper, television, and radio media.
A prolific writer, Dan is the author of The Flat Tax: Freedom, Fairness, Jobs, and Growth and co-author of Global Tax Revolution. In addition, Dan’s work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Washington Post, National Review, Villanova Law Review, Journal of Regulation and Social Cost, Forbes, Emory Law Journal, Public Choice, Journal of Financial Crime, Foreign Policy, Pace Law Review, USA Today, Offshore Investment, Playboy, Investor’s Business Daily, Worldwide Reinsurance Review, and the International Tax Planning Association’s Yearbook. He has appeared on all the major networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, CNBC, and C-SPAN.
Dan is also an accomplished public speaker, and has spoken to a wide variety of groups in dozens of cities and more than 50 foreign countries. Audiences have included the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Bermuda International Business Association, the Business Roundtable, the Lithuanian Free Market Institute, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Swiss Bankers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, and dozens of other groups and organizations.
Dan founded the Center for Freedom and Prosperity, an organization formed to protect international tax competition. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review. Born in Mt. Kisco, NY, Dan Mitchell holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia and holds a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.