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Jacob Goldin
Affiliated Scholar
Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

Jacob Goldin is the Richard M. Lipton professor of tax law at the University of Chicago Law School and a research professor at the American Bar Foundation. Trained as a lawyer and economist, Goldin focuses on US tax administration and how tax policy affects low-income households. Goldin previously worked in the Office of Tax Policy at the US Treasury Department and was a professor of law at Stanford Law School. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He holds a JD from Yale Law School and a PhD in economics from Princeton University.

Research Areas
Taxes and budgets
Social safety net
Race and equity
Child Tax Credit
Earned income tax credit
Federal tax issues and reform proposals
Welfare and safety net programs
Taxes and social policy
Refundable tax credits