Alan Auerbach quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2017
Alan Auerbach … dismissed the $1,700 increase as “silly” and “outside the range” of economic projections of what the tax might do. … “It would encourage companies to make their products in America,” said Auerbach, who thinks it would also convince some Silicon Valley companies, such as Google and Apple, to stop basing operations in countries like Ireland, which have much lower corporate tax burdens.
Alan Auerbach quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 29, 2016
“If you’re in an industry where being in California isn’t important, then California probably isn’t a good place to operate,” said Alan Auerbach. … “One reason the state’s economy does well is because of the strong (geographic) advantages some industries have.”
Alan Auerbach cited in The Daily Californian, Oct. 8, 2015
Alan Auerbach … said the study didn’t account for the potential shift of soda purchases from Berkeley to Oakland in response to the tax.
Alan Auerbach quoted in San Francisco Chronicle (registration required), September 28, 2015
The overall result of Trump’s plan, said Auerbach, “is sort of a bizarre hybrid between Obama’s plan and what Republicans want. It’s sort of Obama’s plan without the revenue.”
Alan Auerbach quoted on MSNBC.com, September 16, 2015
“At the end of the day, Reagan had very strong views on issues like tax cuts and military build-up, but on the other hand he was willing to make deals,” Auerbach said. “As much as Reagan criticized the policies of his predecessor and criticized the policies of Democrats, he wasn’t going to shut the government down.”
Alan Auerbach quoted in San Francisco Chronicle (registration required), Sept. 5, 2015
“The sales pitch sounds great,” said Alan Auerbach, a professor of economics and law at UC Berkeley. … “Then you’re going to have to tell people how you’re going to do it.”
Alan Auerbach interviewed on KQED-FM, August 26, 2015
“The government of China is in a funny position. On the one hand, China has a very rapidly growing economy, and in many respects, a very capitalist economy, and yet it has a government trying to maintain control as the old Communist government did.… And sometimes that comes in conflict with a normal working of an economy.”
Alan Auerbach interviewed by PolitiFact.com, June 17, 2015
Reasonable people can use different years as a starting point for comparison. Bush didn’t take office until early 2001 and the tax cuts didn’t take full effect until the start of 2002. Plus, economist Alan Auerbach … reminded us that there was a recession between March 2001 and November 2001. “The effects of the recession on revenue are likely to swamp any effects of tax policy,” Auerbach said.
Alan Auerbach quoted in San Jose Mercury News, June 15, 2015
“The governor is a very good politician, but he’s not the only politician in Sacramento,” said Alan Auerbach.
Alan Auerbach quoted in State Tax Notes Magazine, (registration required) April 13, 2015
Alan Auerbach … said the push for additional tax revenue came despite an already improving state economy. He said the cap on property tax growth in California’s Proposition 13 was to blame. “If you look at local governments in California, they’re not getting as much property tax revenues as others” in different states, he said.