Special Publications

The NCPA occasionally produces special publications, such as Briefing Books, Conference Proceedings and Copublications with other institutes. Studies by NCPA scholars published elsewhere are included by permission.

Economics of the 2014-2015 DebateTopic: Developing Ocean Resources

“Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth’s oceans.”

Framing Medicare Reform

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes dramatic changes to the Medicare program in coming years. The provisions affecting Medicare are intended to slow the program's spending. Lower future Medicare expen…

Evaluating Social Security Reforms in the Age of Budget Deficits

Congress is once again considering changes in Social Security in an attempt to "save" the program. Social Security benefit payments have exceeded tax revenues since 2010; the funding deficit is growin…

Simulating the Elimination of the U.S. Corporate Income Tax
The Impact of State Medicaid Expansion

Arizona has responded to financial incentives in the Affordable Care Act by expanding Medicaid eligibility.

Global Warming Primer 2nd Edition

NCPA’s global warming primer presents a factual analysis of the state of the climate, the threats posed by global warming, and the implications and results of the possible responses to warming. Presen…

An Analysis of the Proposed Medicaid Expansion in Michigan
Grading Texas Schools: A Preliminary Report on North Texas