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CF&P Foundation Press Release, April 6, 2006

Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation

For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 6, 2006
202-285-0244
www.freedomandprosperity.org

CF&P Foundation Announces Two
Earhart Research Fellows

(Washington, DC, Thursday, April 6, 2006) -- Today the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation is happy to announce two new Earhart Foundation Research Fellows. Yesim Yilmaz and Sven Larson were both born outside of the United States and bring an international perspective to the fight for global economic liberty. Yesim Yilmaz has a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.  Sven Larson holds a Ph.D. in social sciences with major in economics from Roskilde University, Denmark.

Dr. Yilmaz has worked with the World Bank, the joint Urban Institute/Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center, and collaborated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Dr. Larson has taught economics and European integration at Skidmore College (U.S.) and economics and the welfare state at Roskilde University (Denmark).

Both fellows have researched and written extensively on various economic topics. As Earhart Research Fellows they will focus on many issues including jurisdictional tax competition and international tax reform.

In addition to research, both fellows will be contributors to the CF&P Foundations daily Web Log, The Market Center Blog -- http://www.freedomandprosperity.org/blog/blog.shtml.

Meet the Fellows:

Yesim Yilmaz directs the Business Studies department for SMARTHINKING, Inc., an online education company.  She also consults with international organizations and policy institutions on a broad range of issues covering education and public finance. Yesim's research interests include local taxation, and education finance and its decentralization. Her recent projects include a comparative study of the fiscal capacity of local and state governments in the US (for the joint Urban Institute/Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston) and a study on the financing of secondary education in the developing countries (for the World Bank).  Yesim's work on market based alternatives to quality and safety regulations have been published in the US (by the Cato Institute), England, India and Brazil. Yesim a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University and a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. 

Sven Larson is a research consultant with Valfard Policy Research in Saratoga Springs, NY. He holds a Ph.D. in social sciences with major in economics from Roskilde University, Denmark. He has taught economics and European integration at Skidmore College, and economics and the welfare state at his Danish alma mater. He is researching issues in contemporary economics, public policy and personal finance for research institutes and policy centers. He has also authored a tiered privatization model for phasing out social security, which he has presented at various conferences on institutional investments. In 2000 he published his doctoral thesis, 'Uncertainty, Macroeconomic Stability and the Welfare State', which laid out a new argument for limited government, based on Keynesian economic theory."

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