Matthew Weinzierl

Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School

Matt Weinzierl is a Professor in the Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on the optimal design of economic policy, in particular taxation. His most recent projects, associated with the idea of Positive Optimal Tax Theory, focus on identifying and formalizing the goals for tax policy that hold sway among the public, political and economic leaders, and leading tax thinkers, and then characterizing the implications of using those objectives in the analysis of optimal taxation. Prior to obtaining his doctorate from the Harvard economics department in 2008, Professor Weinzierl served as the Staff Economist for Macroeconomics on the President s Council of Economic Advisers and worked in the New York office of McKinsey & Company.