FairTax.org has conducted extensive policy research and commissioned a variety of issue papers on the economic impact of the FairTax on various sectors of industry and individual taxpayers. This work has been conducted in a nonpartisan manner, and the results are made freely available here. We are also providing transcripts of testimony about the FairTax delivered to the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Committee on Small Business.

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U.S. International Tax Reform? Define ‘Reform’ for Me
  This article begins with a reminder of why we need international tax reform, explores the relevant criteria for reform for the welfare maximization of the American people, and discusses how the various plans meet or fail to meet those criteria.

A Macroeconomic Analysis of the FairTax Proposal
  Incentives drive all economic behavior. Taxes are a negative incentive. From an economic efficiency perspective, the appropriate goal for tax policy is to establish a tax system that minimizes the tax disincentives on economic activities, given the revenue needs of the government.

The impact of the FairTax on American manufacturing, agriculture, trade, and international competitiveness
  Manufacturing’s share of the U.S. economy has been in a relentless decline to less than 50 percent of what its share of the gross domestic product (GDP) was in the 1950s. The FairTax plan reduces the cost of American manufacturing and agriculture considerably.

An Open Letter to the President, the Congress and the American People
  Leading economists write an open letter endorsing the FairTax and explaining why it is the best option.

How the FairTax affects wages
  The FairTax has a pronounced positive impact on the after-tax real wages of the American people. Under the FairTax, what you make is what you keep.

The FairTax and the global economy
  We are at a pivotal juncture in our national history. We can no longer afford a tax system which puts U.S. producers at such a disadvantage as our current system does. The American people need to awaken from their slumber and realize the seriousness of the threat.

The FairTax and economic growth
  Replacing the income tax with a consumption tax, replacing a graduated rate system with a flat marginal tax rate system, and lower marginal rates and a broader tax base will promote economic growth. The FairTax does all three. Here is the evidence.