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International Institute of Public Finance

Sara LaLumia

Member of the IIPF Board of Management, 2016–2022

Status of CV: for elections, Summer 2019

University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Economics, 2006. Dissertation: Household Responses to Tax and Spending Policies.
Youngstown State University, B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, 2000.

Present Positions
Professor, July 2019 – , Williams College, Department of Economics
Associate Professor, July 2013 – June 2019, Williams College, Department of Economics.
Assistant Professor, August 2007 – June 2013, Williams College, Department of Economics.
Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress, Visiting Fellow, Summer 2007.
Assistant Professor, 2006 – 2007, College of William and Mary, Department of Economics.

Other Positions
Co-Editor, International Tax and Public Finance, 2015 – .
Office of Tax Policy Research, University of Michigan. (Visiting Scholar, Fall 2016.)
Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley. (Visiting Scholar, 2010 – 2011.)

Peer-Reviewed Publications
“How Income Changes During Unemployment: Evidence from Tax Return Data” with Laura Kawano. Journal of Human Resources. March 2017. 52(2): 418-456.
“Income Effects on Maternal Labor Supply: Evidence from Child-Related Tax Benefits.” With Philippe Wingender. National Tax Journal. March 2017. 70(1): 11-52. (Awarded Richard Musgrave Prize for best NTJ paper published in 2017.)

“New Evidence on Taxes and the Timing of Birth” with James M. Sallee and Nicholas Turner. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. May 2015. 7(2): 258-293.

“The E?ects of Contraception on Female Poverty” with Stephanie P. Browne. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Summer 2014. 33(3): 602-622.

“The EITC, Tax Refunds, and Unemployment Spells.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. May 2013. 5(2): 188-221.

“The Value of Honesty: Empirical Estimates from the Case of the Missing Children” with James M. Sallee. International Tax and Public Finance. April 2013. 20(2): 192-224
“Tax Preferences for Higher Education and Adult College Enrollment.” National Tax Journal. March 2012. 65(1): 59-90.

“The Earned Income Tax Credit and Reported Self-Employment Income.” National Tax Journal. June 2009. 62(2): 191-217 (Awarded Richard Musgrave Prize for best NTJ paper published in 2009).

“The E?ects of Joint Taxation of Married Couples on Labor Supply and Non-wage Income.” Journal of Public Economics. July 2008. 92(7): 1698-1719.

Other Publications
“Tax Policies to Encourage Women's Labor Force Participation.” 2017. In The 51%: Driving Growth Through Women's Economic Participation, eds. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and Ryan Nunn. Brookings Institution.

Book review of “Why The Garden Club Couldn’t Save Youngstown: The Transformation of the Rust Belt,” by Sean Sa?ord. Journal of Regional Science. February 2011. 51(1).

Book review of “The Tiebout Model at Fifty: Essays in Public Economics in Honor of Wallace Oates,” edited by William A. Fischel. Journal of Regional Science. May 2009. 49(2).

“Responses of the Self-Employed to the 2001 Tax Act.” Proceedings of the 101st Annual Conference of the National Tax Association. 2008: 141-148.

Service to the Economics Publications
Member, National Tax Journal Editorial Advisory Board, August 2017 -
Board Member, National Tax Association, November 2016 -
Board of Management Member, International Institute of Public Finance, August 2016 -
Member, Scientific Committee for 2016 Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance.
Co-Chair, Program Committee for National Tax Association’s 2014 Annual Conference.
Member, Program Committee for National Tax Association’s 2014 Spring Symposium.
External Honors Examiner in Public Economics, Swarthmore College, 2013.

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