Nirupama Rao

Nirupama Rao

  • Assistant Professor
Education
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2010
  • B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2004

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Research

Nirupama Rao is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Her research concerns the economic effects of fiscal policy, focusing on the impact of policy on firm production, investment and pricing decisions. She has studied how excise taxes on oil production affect the extraction decisions of domestic producers, the effectiveness of federal tax credits for R&D, and investigated the composition and importance of corporate deferred taxes. In other work she has examined how regulation and taxation interact in alcohol markets and the implications of pricing behavior for tax pass-through.

She is a recipient of the National Tax Association Dissertation Award. Rao completed her PhD in economics at MIT in June 2010 where she previously earned her undergraduate degree. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She recently served as a Senior Economist from 2015 through 2016 at the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C.

The Lifecycle of the 47 Percent

Authors
Don Fullerton and Nirupama L.Rao
Published Date
06/2019

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National Tax Journal
Volume: 
72
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
359-396
Authors
Laura Kawano, Elena Patel and Nirupama Rao
Published Date
11/2018

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CLS Blue Sky Blog: Columbia Law School's Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets
Authors
Nirupama L. Rao
Published Date
11/2018

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AEJ - Economic Policy
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
268-301
Authors
Don Fullerton and Nirupama Rao
Published Date
05/2017

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Vox EU
Authors
Aparna Mathur, Nirupama S. Rao, Michael R. Strain and Stan A. Veuger
Published Date
11/2016

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Public Finance Review
Volume: 
44
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
769 - 787
Authors
Nirupama S. Rao
Published Date
08/2016

Source

Journal of Public Economics
Volume: 
140
Issue: 
August 2016
Pages: 
1-12
Authors
Nirupama S. Rao
Published Date
12/2015

Source

National Tax Journal
Volume: 
68
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
1073-1098

Deferred Tax Positions and Incentives for Corporate Behavior Around Corporate Tax Changes

Authors
Jim Poterba, Nirupama S. Rao and Jeri Seidman
Published Date
03/2011

Source

National Tax Journal
Volume: 
64
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
27-57

Tax Reform in the Age of Trump

Authors
Nirupama S. Rao
Published Date
06/2017

Source

VoxEU
Economics and Policy in the Age of Trump
Chad Bown

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