Alumni (Fellow)

Cailin Slattery

Harold J. and Jacquelyn F. Rodriguez Family Jefferson Fellow
Nyack, New York
B.A. Lee University (2011)
M.A. University of Virginia (2015)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2019)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Cailin Slattery was awarded her doctorate in economics from the University of Virginia in May. Her research focuses on how U.S. states compete for firms using tax credits and discretionary subsidies. In her job market paper, she develops a straightforward model of states bidding for firms and uses data she collected on winning bids and runner-up states to recover firm preferences over state characteristics, as well as state valuation for firms. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and she holds a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Washington and Lee University. After graduation, Cailin will join the staff at the Columbia University School of Business as an assistant professor of economics.

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