National Tax Journal

­The goal of the National Tax Journal (NTJ) is to encourage and disseminate high quality original research on governmental tax and expenditure policies. Articles published in the regular March, June and September issues of the journal, as well as articles accepted for publication in special issues of the journal, are subject to professional peer review and include economic, theoretical, and empirical analyses of tax and expenditure issues with an emphasis on policy implications. The NTJ has been published quarterly since 1948 under the auspices of the National Tax Association (NTA). Starting with the March 2021 issue, the NTJ will be published by the University of Chicago Press.

Most issues include an NTJ Forum, which consists of invited papers by leading scholars that examine in depth a single current tax or expenditure policy issue.


  • Andrew Samwick, Dartmouth College
  • Caroline Weber, University of Kentucky
  • Laura Kawano, University of Michigan, Forum Editor
  • Becky Byron, University of Chicago Press, Managing Editor

NTJ Quicklinks

Online Access

Authors’ Corner