Jason DeBacker, Ph.D., is Vice President of Research and Co-founder of Open Research Group,
Inc. (OpenRG). He is also associate professor in the Department of Economics at the Darla
Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and Nonresident Fellow at the
Tax Policy Center. His research interests lie in the areas of public finance and
macroeconomics. He has published papers on these topics in the Journal of Financial Economics,
the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Brookings Papers on
Economic Activity, and other outlets. From 2009 to 2012, he worked as a financial economist
in the Office of Tax Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury.
Dr. DeBacker earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.