Bradley Heim's expertise is in the behavioral impacts of tax policy, particularly how the income tax system affects the behavior of individuals, households, and businesses. Prior to joining IU in 2010, Heim worked for the U.S. Department of Treasury in the Office of Tax Analysis where he was responsible for analyzing proposals related to housing and retirement savings.
Heim has studied how the income tax impacts income and earnings, labor supply, consumption, employment mode, health insurance purchases, charitable giving, and savings. He has also examined the impact of tax audits on subsequent taxpaying among individuals and corporations. Other research has examined how recent changes in health insurance laws impact labor market outcomes, and has studied the causes of recent increases in income inequality.
Heim's research has been published in Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, the National Tax Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, and the Journal of Human Resources, among others. His research has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and USA Today.