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News Tip: Experts Available to Comment on Impacts of 'Fiscal Cliff'

News Tip: Experts Available to Comment on Impacts of 'Fiscal Cliff'

Topics include health care and taxes

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Editor's Note: For a sample of comments from these Duke faculty members, visit http://today.duke.edu/2012/11/fiscalcliff.

The so-called "fiscal cliff," a combination of tax increases and spending cuts, could go into effect Jan. 1 if a deeply divided Congress and White House can't reach a deal to offset them. 
 
Financial/Business
 
John Buley
Consulting professor of finance, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
john.buley@duke.edu
 
Buley specializes in impact investing, the future of financial services regulation, corporate restructuring, emerging markets and private equity.  
 
Health Care
 
Donald Taylor Jr.
Associate professor of public policy, Duke University
don.taylor@duke.edu
 
Taylor conducts research on aging and comparative health systems, including Medicare, long-term care and health policy. He laid out what he views as a grand bargain between the two parties that centers on a health reform deal in his recent book, "Balancing the Budget is a Progressive Priority." Taylor blogs about health care policy at http://donaldhtaylorjr.wordpress.com/ 
 
National Security/Defense
 
Peter Feaver
Professor of political science and public policy, Duke University
pfeaver@duke.edu
 
Feaver specializes in military and veterans' roles in domestic politics, the relationship between war, presidential rhetoric and public opinion, the president as commander-in-chief. He served as special adviser for strategic planning and institutional reform on the National Security Council from 2005-2007. Feaver is director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and director of the Program in American Grand Strategy.  
 
Politics
 
John Aldrich
Professor of political science, Duke University
aldrich@duke.edu
 
Aldrich researches political behavior, parties and institutions.
 
David Rohde
Professor of political science, Duke University
rohde@duke.edu
 
Rohde is an expert on American politics, political institutions and behavior. He and John Aldrich have co-authored a series of books on Congress and elections.
 
Taxes
 
Lawrence A. Zelenak
Professor of law, Duke University
zelenak@law.duke.edu
 
Zelenak teaches income tax, corporate tax, a tax policy seminar, and torts. His publications include numerous articles on tax policy issues and a treatise on federal income taxation of individuals. He is the author of "Learning to Love Form 1040: Two Cheers for the Return-Based Mass Income Tax."

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