Rik W. Hafer

In their essay, "Taxing Business in Missouri," Professors Rik Hafer, Ph.D., and Howard Wall, Ph.D., review the research of the Tax Foundation to better understand tax policy in Missouri. Their meta-analysis explains why Missouri’s economic performance remains below the national average. If Missouri reformed tax policy to lift the burden on all businesses, would that improve the Show-Me State’s economic performance?

About the Author

Rik Hafer
Research Fellow

Rik Hafer is a Show-Me Institute research fellow and a professor of economics and the Director of the Center for Economics and the Environment at Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri.