Patrick Neyland

Graduate Research Fellow


Patrick is a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Financial Economics, set to graduate in Spring 2024. He completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting in Spring 2022.

At the CGO, Patrick’s research focuses on tax policy. He joined to gain research experience and explore his interests further. Currently, he is studying the effects of tax simplification and working on FiscalSim.

If Patrick could share one fact, it would be that Americans spend 6.5 billion hours on taxes each year. This highlights the need for simpler and more efficient tax policies.

After graduation, Patrick plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Accounting for tax research.

About Student Research Fellowships

Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.

During their fellowships, graduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.