Faculty profiles

Members of the Economics Department

Emmanuel Saez

Chancellor's Professorship of Tax Policy and Public Finance, Director, Center for Equitable Growth

Public Economics
Current Research
Dynamics of income inequality; retirement plan decisions; capital income taxation
Current Status
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
Research Interests
Behavioral responses to taxation; optimal income taxation; social insurance

About Emmanuel Saez

Emmanuel Saez is the Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his PhD in Economics from MIT in 1999. He was Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University from 1999 to 2002, before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2002. He is currently editor of the Journal of Public Economics and co-director of the Public Policy Program at CEPR. He was awarded the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association in 2009. His main areas of research are centered around taxation, redistribution, and inequality, both from a theoretical and empirical perspective.