Congressional Budget Office


The Unseen Taxes Created by the Affordable Care Act

A new study explains the effects on the labor supply created by the Affordable Care Act. The ACA creates a penalty on employers that incentivizes a reduction in full-time hiring, as well as creating an implicit tax on full-time employees that encourages them to work less.


The Billion Dollar Question: Are Counter-Terrorism Efforts Effective?

A review of counter-terrorism evaluation research raises critical questions about lack of evidence for costly programs and strategies.


Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty: A Study Analysis

A subject of debate: is economic policy uncertainty holding back a stronger post-Great Recession recovery?

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Where Will We Be Without the Individual Mandate?

With the Supreme Court considering the constitutionality of the individual mandate, how worried should policymakers be if the mandate must be abandoned?

Increased Income Inequality Occupies Recent CBO Report

Increased Income Inequality Occupies Recent CBO Report

In a well-timed recent report, the Congressional Budgets Office (CBO) provides a series of statistics that largely reinforce the concerns being raised in the Occupy Wall Street protests.