Lucas Goodman

I am an economist at the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. This website is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Treasury Department.

I received my PhD in economics from the University of Maryland in May 2018. During my final two years at UMD, I also worked part-time as a research assistant at the Joint Committee on Taxation.

My research interests include public finance broadly, with a special focus on tax policy. My primary research interests lie in (1) the tax-advantaged retirement system and (2) how firms respond to changes in tax incentives for investment and other activity. I also study various other subjects broadly related to tax administration.

I was born near Boston, Massachusetts. I lived in New England until the age of 12, when my family moved to Seattle, Washington. I returned to Boston for my undergrad years to study at MIT. I was also member of the varsity heavyweight rowing team; I served as team co-captain in my junior and senior years. I am married to my husband Cormac Early, and we live with our daughter in Washington, DC.

My email address is first name dot last name at treasury dot gov.