The Hoover Institution has established a new two-week visiting program, the Campbell Visiting Fellows. The goal of the program is to bring a set of four researchers as visitors who are all focused on research in one general topic area to be present at Hoover during a single two week period, exchanging ideas, interacting with each other, working collaboratively if they wish, and also interacting with other scholars in their field at Hoover at Stanford more broadly.


February 2019 | Tax Policy

Convened by Joshua D. Rauh, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow


Juan Carlos Suárez-Serrato

Juan Carlos Suárez-Serrato is currently the Kathleen Kaylor and G. Richard Wagoner Jr. Assistant Professor of Economics at Duke University, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Co-Editor of the Journal of Public Economics. Prior to joining Duke, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). He received a Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley, a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Trinity University, and he is a proud graduate of the AEA Summer Training Program in Economics. Suárez-Serrato studies how taxes and government spending affect economic growth and welfare. His research focuses on local labor markets and how firms respond to fiscal incentives. His research bridges insights from public finance with other fields including trade, development, industrial organization, and urban economics.


Danny Yagan

Danny Yagan is the Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California-Berkeley, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Faculty Director of the Taxation and Inequality Initiative at the Berkeley Opportunity Lab.


Owen Zidar

Owen Zidar is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs in the Princeton University Department of Economics and Woodrow Wilson School. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.Professor Zidar is a public finance economist who studies the taxation of firms and top earners, local fiscal policy, and the creation and distribution of economic profits. Before joining Princeton, Zidar worked as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers, and as an analyst at Bain Capital Ventures. Zidar holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His pre-doctoral studies were at Dartmouth College where he earned a B.A., summa cum laude, in economics (high honors).


Eric Zwick

Eric Zwick studies the interaction between public policy and corporate behavior, with a focus on fiscal stimulus, taxation, and housing policy. His research draws insights from finance and behavioral economics while using a variety of methods: new data, natural experiments, theory, and anecdotal exploration. Zwick is particularly interested in the problems that small and medium-sized private firms and new ventures face, from the perspective of owners, investors, managers, and workers. A secondary area of interest concerns the role of bounded rationality and imperfect information in the design of policies that promote behavior change. This work focuses on determinants of habit formation in health and workforce productivity settings. Zwick earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in business economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in economics and mathematics with high honors from Swarthmore College.

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