Joel Slemrod

Joel B. Slemrod (born July 14, 1951)[2] is an American economist and academic, currently serving as a professor of economics at the University of Michigan and the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.[3]

Joel B. Slemrod
Born (1951-07-14) July 14, 1951 (age 70)
InstitutionUniversity of Michigan
FieldPublic economics
Alma materPrinceton University (AB)
Harvard University (PhD)
Martin Feldstein
AwardsDaniel M. Holland Medal, National Tax Association (2012)[1]
Information at IDEAS / RePEc
WebsiteJoel Slemrod


He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1973 and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1980.[4]


Slemrod has served on the faculty of the University of Michigan since 1987, and does research on taxation, with a focus on taxation of personal income. He is co-author of Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen's Guide to the Great Debate over Tax Reform and the editor of Does Atlas Shrug? The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich.[5] Slemrod also serves as Director of the Office of Tax Policy Research, which is a research center at the University of Michigan on matters of tax policy.[6]

In 2001, Slemrod shared an Ig Nobel Prize with Wojciech Kopczuk, of Columbia University, for a paper concluding that people find a way to postpone their deaths if that would qualify them for a lower rate on the inheritance tax.[7][8] In 2012, Slemrod was awarded the Daniel M. Holland Medal by the National Tax Association.[1]

Slemrod has authored op-ed articles for The New York Times and The Hill. He has also been featured on CNBC and Fox Business.[9][10][11]

See also


  1. "Daniel Holland Medal". National Tax Association. 2018.
  2. "Joel Slemrod" (PDF). University of Michigan. 30 November 2017.
  3. "Joel Slemrod". Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  4. Parkin, Michael; Esquivel, Gerardo (2006). Microeconomía: versión para latinoamérica (in Spanish). Pearson Educación. ISBN 978-970-26-0718-2.
  5. Joel Slemrod, ed. (2000). Does Atlas Shrug?: The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-00154-1.
  6. Joel Slemrod; Jon Bakija (2017). Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen's Guide to the Debate Over Taxes. MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-03567-5.
  7. Kopczuk, W.; Slemrod, J. (2003). "Dying to Save Taxes: Evidence from Estate-Tax Returns on the Death Elasticity". Review of Economics and Statistics. 85 (2): 256. CiteSeerX doi:10.1162/003465303765299783.
  8. Harding, Lesley (15 October 2001). "Business prof wins not so noble Nobel". University Record. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  9. "Would a $1T Corp. Tax Break Lead to Job Growth?". Fox Business. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  10. Burman, Leonard E.; Slemrod, Joel B. (2012-12-27). "Opinion | Closing Loopholes Isn't Enough". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  11. Weatherhead, Timothy (2017-10-09). "With tax cuts, GOP pays lip service to limited government". TheHill. Retrieved 2020-04-13.