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.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 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  National Security/Defense Peter FeaverProfessor of political science and public policy, Duke Universitypfeaver@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 AldrichProfessor of political science, Duke Universityaldrich@duke.edu Aldrich researches political behavior, parties and institutions. David RohdeProfessor of political science, Duke Universityrohde@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. ZelenakProfessor of law, Duke Universityzelenak@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."