Steven Hamilton is assistant professor of economics at The George Washington University. Steven’s primary area of research is public finance, where he studies the effects of taxes on behavior with a view to designing better tax policy. Steven has provided extensive commentary on the economy and small business support during the COVID-19 crisis to outlets such as the New York Times, Slate, The Hill, The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Bulwark, The Dispatch, and NPR. Steven is a former economist at the Australian Treasury, where he worked on the federal budget, corporate and international taxation, and government reviews of climate change policy and flood insurance. Steven holds a doctorate and a master’s in economics from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor of economics with First Class Honours and bachelor of business management from the University of Queensland.