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Oklahoma Policy Institute
907 S Detroit Ave, Suite 1005
Tulsa , Oklahoma 74120
United States

Company Description: Oklahoma Policy Institute is a new state policy organization committed to advancing policies aimed at promoting fiscal responsibility, expanding economic...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A.
    University of Alberta
  • Ph.D. , political science
    Cornell University
  • Ph.D.
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"Any way you look at it, ..., 21 Jan 2015 [cached]
"Any way you look at it, that's a whole bunch of money," said David Blatt, director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute.
In December, the Oklahoma Tax Commission estimated gross production tax revenues of almost $591 million for fiscal year 2015. It based those estimates on the average price of oil at $76.32 per barrel and natural gas at $4.25 per thousand cubic feet.
Blatt said the commission's estimates of the tax incentives' effects on state revenues were $130 million higher than it projected in February. At that time, the commission estimated the price of oil at $87 per barrel.
"Even though they projected higher prices, they underestimated how much production was going to come from new horizontal wells," Blatt said.
Staff - Oklahoma Policy Institute, 22 Aug 2014 [cached]
Executive Director David Blatt
David helped found OK Policy in 2008 and served as Director of Policy before becoming the organization's Director in 2010. David's work involves conducting research, writing papers, and giving public presentations on state budget and tax policy, poverty, health care, and various other subjects. He writes a weekly column, Prosperity Policy, that appears in the Journal Record and is a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of the state's leading newspapers. A member and regional co-chair of the Scholars Strategy Network, David is recognized as one of the state's leading experts on fiscal policy and was selected as political scientist of the year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association in 2013. David previously served for seven years as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and for three years as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta.
Alliance for Oklahoma's Future :: About Us :: Alliance Members, 9 Sept 2008 [cached]
· *Community Action Project of Tulsa County (David Blatt, Chair)
Homepage, 7 July 2008 [cached]
David Blatt, chair of the Alliance for Oklahoma's Future and director of policy for the Oklahoma Policy Institute
"Until you're making $10 or $12 ... [cached]
"Until you're making $10 or $12 an hour, if you're [a single-income household] with dependents, you're going to have a really tough time making ends meet without public assistance," says David Blatt, a poverty expert at the Community Action Project of Tulsa County, about 40 miles from Muskogee in the state's northeastern section. […]
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