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

Topics include health care and taxes

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 BuleyConsulting professor of finance, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke Universityjohn.buley@duke.eduhttp://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty_research/faculty_directory/buley/ 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 Universitydon.taylor@duke.eduwww.donaldhtaylorjr.com 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 FeaverProfessor of political science and public policy, Duke Universitypfeaver@duke.eduhttp://fds.duke.edu/db/Sanford/pfeaver 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 AldrichProfessor of political science, Duke Universityaldrich@duke.eduhttp://sites.duke.edu/aldrich Aldrich researches political behavior, parties and institutions. David RohdeProfessor of political science, Duke Universityrohde@duke.eduhttp://tinyurl.com/bugbx27 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. ZelenakProfessor of law, Duke Universityzelenak@law.duke.eduhttp://www.law.duke.edu/fac/zelenak 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."