6 Experts Available for Timely Analysis on Expanded Child Tax Credit Bill

Director of Communications

There have been recent developments in Congress in regards to the bipartisan tax package that would include an expanded Child Tax Credit.

For reporters covering the bill as well as the implications of this ahead of the potential House vote this week, the following university-based experts are available to provide commentary and analysis. The experts have varying expertise relevant to the Child Tax Credit. 

Children and Families + Poverty

University of Connecticut

Simon's research focuses on the economics of children and families, Intergenerational Transfer of Human Capital, and Applied Microeconomics. Overarching themes include how policy can influence parental behavior, family well being, and child skill acquisition.

Center on Poverty & Social Policy at Columbia University

Curran's research explores policy strategies for child poverty reduction, with an emphasis on income supports, poverty targets, and cross-national learning. Recent work on how COVID-19 economic relief efforts impact children and families also examines the ways in which a regularly delivered child allowance can support children through the immediate crisis and beyond.

Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University

Wimer conducts research on the measurement of poverty, as well as historical trends in poverty and the impacts of social policies on the poverty rate. He also focuses on how families cope with poverty and economic insecurity, with a particular focus on how families manage food insecurity and other forms of material hardship.


Georgetown University

Ruffini is an economist who analyzes how government policies targeted to disadvantaged populations affect labor market, education, and health outcomes.

Georgetown University

Holzer is known for his scholarly expertise in labor economics and public policy. Holzer has focused on understanding factors influencing employment, earnings, and economic mobility, with a particular emphasis on the challenges faced by low-income and disadvantaged populations.


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Lipman's research often focuses on issues related to taxation, particularly those that intersect with social justice and economic inequality. Lipman has written extensively on topics such as tax policy, low-income tax issues, and the impact of tax laws on vulnerable populations.