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Steven Hamilton

Assistant Professor of Economics – The George Washington University

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.

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