Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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 completed her Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she previously earned her undergraduate degree. She is a recipient of the National Tax Association Dissertation Award. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She recently served as a senior economist from 2015–2016 at the White House Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C.