Carleton Economics Alumna Kimberly Clausing ’91 Joins Treasury Department

2 March 2021

Economics Alumna Kimberly Clausing,’91 Joins Treasury Department as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis, Office of Tax Policy

Kimberly Clausing ’91

The U.S. Department of Treasury recently announced the appointment of several members of staff including Professor Kimberly Clausing.  Clausing has joined the Biden administration as a deputy assistant secretary at the treasury department.

Clausing will focus on tax analysis and policy, lead the Office of Tax Analysis and work to further tax policy development. Her efforts under the leadership of Janet Yellen — the first woman ever to serve as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury — are expected to include promoting recovery and relief during the pandemic, addressing climate change and working to address societal inequities.

Before joining UCLA School of Law as Professor of Tax Law and Policy in January, Clausing was the Thormund Miller and Walter Mintz Professor of Economics at Reed College. She has published numerous articles on taxation, with a particular emphasis on the taxation of multinational companies, and she is the author of Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital (Harvard University Press, 2019). Professor Clausing has received two Fulbright Research awards, and her research has been supported by external grants from the National Science Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the International Centre for Tax and Development, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

Her research studies the taxation of multinational firms, examining how government decisions and corporate behavior interplay in an increasingly global world economy publishing numerous articles and a book in this area.

Clausing’s rich national policymaking experience includes economic policy research with the International Monetary Fund, the Hamilton Project, the Brookings Institution and the Tax Policy Center. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and has testified before both the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Committee on Finance.

Professor Clausing received her B.A. from Carleton College and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.