Assistant Professor; David Eccles Emerging Scholar
Nathan Seegert is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department. He studies how government policies affect corporations, urban growth, entrepreneurship, and uncertainty in the economy. Recent areas of interest include, how corporations make investment decisions (including mergers) and how taxes distort these decisions, how individuals decide to become entrepreneurs and the policies that can encourage or discourage entrepreneurship, how state governments should use taxes to manage risk in the economy, and how do land regulations distort urban growth patterns. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan where he was a National Science Foundation IGERT fellow at the Center of Complex Systems. Nathan’s research on the distortions of the dividend tax on mergers and acquisitions won Oxford’s Centre for Business Taxation Best Paper by a Young Scholar award.