Karl Smith

Vice President for Federal Tax and Economic Policy

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Karl Smith is the Vice President for Federal Tax and Economic Policy at the Tax Foundation, where he leads the federal team in working with federal officials to improve the national tax code.

Recently, Mr. Smith has been an opinion columnist at Bloomberg, where he will continue to write on a broad range of current economic issues. Mr. Smith’s opinion and analysis pieces have been featured in outlets including: The Financial Times, Forbes.com, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and The Washington Post.

Prior to Bloomberg, Mr. Smith was a professor of economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2008, he founded an internationally recognized economic policy blog titled Modeled Behavior, with a related, similarly recognized social media presence.

Mr. Smith holds a PhD in economics from North Carolina State University.