Kimberly A. Clausing

UCLA School of Law


Kimberly Clausing is the Eric M. Zolt Chair in Tax Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law.

During the initial phase of the Biden Administration, Clausing served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury, where she played a pivotal role as the lead economist in the Office of Tax Policy. Before her tenure at UCLA, Clausing held the Thormund A. Miller and Walter Mintz Professor of Economics position at Reed College.

Her research delves into the intricate relationship between government decisions and corporate behavior in the global economy. She has authored numerous articles on the taxation of multinational corporations and is the author of “Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital” (Harvard University Press, 2019).

Professor Clausing is a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, she serves as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her contributions to economic policy research extend to collaborations with institutions like the International Monetary Fund, the Hamilton Project, the Brookings Institution, the Tax Policy Center, and the Center for American Progress. She has also provided expert testimony before significant congressional committees, including the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Committee on Finance, the Senate Committee on the Budget, and the Joint Economic Committee.

Professor Clausing’s research has garnered substantial recognition, with two Fulbright Research awards (to Belgium and Cyprus) and external grants from notable organizations such as 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 academic journey began with a B.A. from Carleton College in 1991, followed by a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1996.


Publications by Kimberly A. Clausing