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Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D.

The Buckeye Institute: March Jobs Numbers Mark Initial Impact of COVID-19

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. April 17, 2020

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, saying, “The March jobs report marks the initial impacts COVID-19 has had on Ohio’s economy. With an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent and private sector job losses of 36,300, these figures will only get worse in the coming months.”

The Buckeye Institute: COVID-19 Hits Ohio’s Economy Hard, February’s Job Numbers Serve as Baseline for Recovery

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. March 27, 2020

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, saying, “February’s jobs report now serves as a baseline to mark where Ohio’s economy stood before the onset of this crisis and where we hope to return following the social and economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus.”

The Buckeye Institute Outlines Policy Solutions to Fight the Impact of COVID-19 in Ohio

Rea S. Hederman Jr., Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., Lukas Spitzwieser, and James B. Woodward, Ph.D. March 23, 2020

A new policy brief, Policy Solutions for the Pandemic: How Ohio Can Fight the Impact of Coronavirus, released Monday by The Buckeye Institute, outlines immediate actions Ohio policymakers can take to ensure Ohio is ready to fight and recover from the pandemic. The recommendations focus on policies to boost Ohio’s health care system and support Ohio’s workers, small businesses, and the economy.

The Buckeye Institute: After Slowest Job Growth in a Decade, Ohio Continues to Lag the Nation

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. March 06, 2020

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, saying, “Ohio’s consistent, albeit slow, job growth tells us that policymakers need to focus on adopting deeper economic reforms and pro-growth policies that have been outlined by The Buckeye Institute…to encourage private-sector job growth and attract workers to Ohio.”

Invest in Iowa Act Offers Taxpayer Relief and Economic Growth

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. and John Hendrickson March 05, 2020

On the Caffeinated Thoughts blog, Buckeye’s Andrew Kidd and TEF-Iowa’s John Hendrickson look how tax reform in Iowa can lead to relief for taxpayers and economic growth for the state. Kidd and Hendrickson write, “The Invest in Iowa Act takes a solid stride on a better path forward, but it is not the final word on tax reform…Even lower income tax rates and fewer special interest carve-outs and credits, for example, would help Iowa get off the ‘least tax-friendly states in the nation’ list.”

The Buckeye Institute: Universal Occupational Licensing Reciprocity Will Fuel Economic Growth

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. February 12, 2020

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., economist with The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, testified Wednesday before the Ohio Senate General Government and Agency Review Committee on the policies in Senate Bill 246. Those policies would make it easier for people with licenses in other states to live out their dreams in Ohio and would fuel the economic growth the state desperately needs. 

The Buckeye Institute: Ohio Needs to Shine a Light on Local Tax Loopholes

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. January 28, 2020

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., economist with The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, testified Tuesday before the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee on the policies in House Bill 255, which would increase transparency of local tax expenditures. Kidd testified that the significance of the policies in House Bill 255 are that they “shine a light on the true costs of local tax expenditures and contribute to Ohio’s ongoing conversation about how to make our state and local tax codes fairer, and our residents more prosperous.”

The Buckeye Institute: Despite Slow Growth in 2019, Ohio’s Job Market Trends in Positive Direction

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. January 24, 2020

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, saying, “Ohio ended 2019 with 10,400 new private-sector jobs, and the state’s unemployment rate held at near record lows at 4.2 percent. The year also ended with two consecutive months of above-average job growth for the decade, marking a positive trend for Ohio’s job market and one to watch throughout 2020.”

Iowans deserve a better tax system, now

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. and John Hendrickson January 11, 2020

In The Des Moines Register, Buckeye’s Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D.; and John Hendrickson, with Tax Education Foundation Iowa, look at pro-growth strategies that Iowa policymakers can pursue that will allow Iowans to keep more of their hard-earned money. The two write, “State policymakers should take full advantage of Iowa’s economic strength and surpluses to pursue pro-growth tax reforms—without delay…Now is the time to act to bring about reforms that can propel the state, along with its families and businesses, forward economically and make Iowa a national leader in good tax policy.”

Fix occupational licensing to restore Ohio’s economy

Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D. January 09, 2020

In The Columbus Dispatch, Buckeye’s Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., looks at two innovative solutions policymakers can implement to help make Ohio a more attractive place to live and start a business, which would help reverse Ohio’s negative economic trends. Kidd writes, “policymakers cannot maintain the status quo and expect Ohio to turn around economically.”