Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan

Caroline Weber is an Assistant Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Caroline specializes in public finance and applied econometrics. Areas of research include individual income taxation, marijuana taxation, housing transaction taxes, and tax evasion.

Caroline has ongoing work that uses IRS tax return data to examine how individuals adjust their income in response to tax changes. She also has several current projects that use daily administrative data on marijuana transactions in the state of Washington. This work examines a number of policy-relevant questions, including how marijuana firms and consumers respond to tax changes, the trafficking of marijuana across state lines, and the effects of audits on reporting and tax collection. Caroline’s work has been published in leading field journals including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, and International Tax and Public Finance.

Caroline received her Ph.D. in Economics from University of Michigan in 2012. She also holds a Masters in Economics from University of Michigan and a BS in Economics and Business Leadership from the University of Puget Sound. Prior to joining the Evans school in 2018, she was an Assistant Professor in the Economics department at University of Oregon.

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Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
Specializations: 
Public Finance
Applied Econometrics