Elliot Young

Research Analyst, Center for State Fiscal Reform



Elliot Young serves as research analyst for the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform, where he specializes in data research and statistical analysis of pro-growth economic policies.

Prior to joining ALEC, Elliot was Research Manager at the Institute to Reduce Spending, where he devised and steered the research agenda and goals for the Institute, performed quantitative and qualitative analysis of budgetary data and fiscal policies, and worked with lead scholars to assess federal spending and the impact of budget and fiscal rules.

He is an energetic advocate for economic reform, and looks forward to putting his experience to use in both work for ALEC and in academia.

In May 2015, Elliot earned his Bachelor’s in Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He specializes in econometric analysis and data research.

Elliot is a collector of vintage watches, and enjoys repairing them in his spare time. He also plays the piano, cellars craft beer, and cooks for himself and his co-parented cat, Nugget. He is always in search of a better cup of coffee or new favorite craft beer.

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Authored Publications

  • Unaccountable, Unaffordable 2017 image

    Unaccountable, Unaffordable 2017

    Unaffordable and Unaccountable 2017 surveys the more than 280 state-administered public pension plans, detailing their assets and liabilities. The unfunded liabilities (the amount by which the present value of liabilities …

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    State of the States 2017

    In 2017, 50 governors across America delivered State of the State or other policy addresses. These speeches included numerous economic policy proposals that will affect the states’ economic competitiveness. This …

  • State Tax Cut Roundup: 2016 Legislative Session image

    State Tax Cut Roundup: 2016 Legislative Session

    The 2016 legislative session ended with nine states enacting changes to their tax codes sufficient to qualify for the Tax Cut Roundup. Each provided substantial tax relief for their citizens.

  • Keeping the Promise: Getting Politics Out of Pensions image

    Keeping the Promise: Getting Politics Out of Pensions

    Pensions are a valuable non-wage benefit that a large majority of state and local governments offer their employees as part of their compensation packages. With approximately $3.8 trillion in total …

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