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Sita Nataraj Slavov

Professor of Public Policy; Director, Doctoral Program in Public Policy
Sita Nataraj Slavov



3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1
Arlington, VA 22201



Sita Nataraj Slavov is a professor of public policy and the director of the public policy Ph.D. program. She is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the 2019 Social Security Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods, an associate editor at Public Finance Review, and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Before coming to the Schar School, she was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, an associate professor at Occidental College, and a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and her B.A. from the College of William and Mary.

Professor Slavov’s research focuses primarily on public finance and the economics of aging. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, and policy briefs on work at older ages and retirement policy. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Public Economic Theory. In addition to her scholarly work, she has published many op-eds and blog posts in outlets such as the New York Times Room for Debate, the Los Angeles Times, Real Clear Markets, and the U.S. News Economic Intelligence Blog.

Professor Slavov has experience teaching a variety of microeconomics courses. At the Schar school, she teaches U.S. Financial Policies, Processes, and Procedures, Tools for Economic Policy Analysis, Economics of Aging in the U.S., and Research Design for Public Policy.

Areas of Research

  • Economic Policy
  • Microeconomics
  • Economics of Aging
  • Political Economy
  • Public Finance
  • Quantitative Methods