AUTHORS

Jonathan Williams is vice president of the American Legislative Exchange Council's Center for State Fiscal Reform, where he works with state policymakers, congressional leaders and the private sector to develop fiscal-policy solutions for the states. Along with fellow economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore, Williams co-authors the annual Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic State Competitiveness Index.

Before joining ALEC, Williams was a staff economist for the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, authoring numerous tax-policy studies. He has testified before numerous legislative bodies, and was the recipient of the prestigious Ludwig von Mises Award in Economics. He received his bachelor's degree in economics, banking and finance, and business management from Northwood University.