Publications

Reforming the Individual Income Tax

This monograph reviews the history of the Virginia income tax, evaluates it against standard criteria for a good tax, compares selected features of the Virginia tax to other states’ income taxes, and makes recommendationsfor changes to improve the tax.

Monticello's Economic Impact On The Charlottesville-Albemarle Area

The study, the first detailed assessment of the dollar magnitude of Monticello's impact, was conducted for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns and operates the only American house on the United Nations World Heritage list. It is also available on the web as a full study, a four-page summary, and a PowerPoint presentation. To order a text copy, visit our ordering information page.

The Virginia Horse Center's Economic Impact

This study assessed the importance of the Virginia Horse Center to the economies of Virginia
and the Lexington area. The study was the second by the Cooper Center for the horse center. The first was completed in 1991. This study was a thorough update, including new survey work.

Economic Impact of the Virginia Horse Center

This study assessed the importance of the Virginia Horse Center to the economies of Virginia and the Lexington area. The study was the first by the Cooper Center for the horse
center. In this study the Cooper Center developed the basic methodology
employed in later reports for the horse center.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Mining & Milling Uranium at the Swanson Site in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Published by the Tayloe Murphy Institute (TMI), a unit of The Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia. (TMI was a predecessor organization of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.) Prepared for the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission under the direction of its Uranium Task Force. The study analyzes the costs and benefits associated with proposed uranium mining and milling facility.