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Matthew J. Slaughter

Associate Dean for the MBA Program & Signal Companies' Professor of Management , Tuck School

Matthew J. Slaughter is the Associate Dean of the MBA Program and the Signal Companies Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He is also currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute; and a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum.

From 2005 to 2007, Professor Slaughter served as a Member on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President. In this Senate-confirmed position he held the international portfolio, advising the President, the Cabinet, and many others on issues including international trade and investment, currency and energy markets, and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. He has also been affiliated with the Federal Reserve Board, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute for International Economics, and the Department of Labor.

Professor Slaughter’s area of expertise is the economics and politics of globalization. His current research is examining how multinational firms can best structure their global operations; the labor-market impacts of international trade, investment, and immigration; and the politicaleconomy questions of voter attitudes about and government policies towards globalization. This research has been supported by several grants from organizations including the National Science Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. Professor Slaughter has published dozens of articles as book chapters and in peer-reviewed journals; he has co-authored and co-edited three books, including Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers; he has served and currently serves in various editorial positions for several academic journals; and he has made numerous presentations at academic conferences and seminars.

Professor Slaughter is a frequent keynote speaker to many audiences in the business and policy communities and he has testified before both chambers of the U.S. Congress. He regularly contributes op-eds to the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, and his ideas are widely featured in business media such as Business Week, The Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He has appeared on several TV and radio programs such as CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight and NPR’s All Things Considered. For many years he has consulted both to individual firms and also to industry organizations that support dialogue on issues of international trade, investment, and taxation. And at Tuck he codirects the flagship executive-education program Global Leadership 2020.

Prior to joining the Tuck faculty in 2002, since 1994 Professor Slaughter had been on the faculty of the economics department at Dartmouth, where in 2001 he received the school-wide John M. Manley Huntington Teaching Award. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame in 1990, and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994.