Steven Sheffrin is Professor of Economics and Director of the Murphy Institute of Political Economy. Sheffrin’s research on macroeconomics, public finance and taxation focuses on practical issues, including property taxation, state corporate taxation, tax fairness and compliance. He has been a financial economist with the Office of Tax Policy Analysis and the U.S. Treasury Department and has served on the National Tax Association Board of Directors.
Before joining Tulane in 2010, Sheffrin was a professor at the University of California at Davis, and served as Dean of the Division of Social Sciences there in 1998-2008. He was a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2009.
Sheffrin has a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a visiting professor at Nuffield College, Oxford, the London School of Economics and Political Science and Princeton University.