Assistant Professor, Wagner School of Public Service, New York University
Areas of Expertise:
- Tax Policy
- U.S. Oil Supply
Rao's research examines the impact of taxation on production and investment decisions. Her main dissertation chapter focused on how excise taxes on oil production affect the extraction decisions of domestic producers. She has also studied how effectively federal tax credits increase research and development spending. Rao's other work investigates the composition and importance of corporate deferred taxes and the incentives they create to retime income around changes in tax policy. She completed her Ph.D in economics at MIT in June 2010 where she previously earned her undergraduate degree.