Matthew J. Slaughter

Associate Dean for Faculty, Signal Companies’ Professor of Management, and Faculty Director, Center for Global Business and Government

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In addition to his roles at the Tuck School, Professor Matthew Slaughter is currently a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers; a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum: and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute.

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. In recent years he has also been affiliated with the Federal Reserve Board, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Institute for International Economics. Today he continues to work with elected and appointed government officials of all parties in both the United States and abroad. 

Professor Slaughter’s area of expertise is the economics and politics of globalization. Much of his recent work has focused on the global operations of multinational firms; on the labor-market impacts of international trade, investment, and immigration; and on policy responses to the world financial crisis.  This work has been supported by grants from organizations including the National Science Foundation and Russell Sage Foundation.

Professor Slaughter has published dozens of articles as book chapters and in peer-reviewed academic journals. He also recently co-authored the books, The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System (Princeton University Press, 2010) and Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers (Institute for International Economics, 2001). He has served in various editorial positions for several academic journals.

Professor Slaughter is a frequent keynote speaker to audiences in the business and policy communities and he has testified before both chambers of the U.S. Congress. He regularly contributes op-ed pieces to The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, and his ideas are regularly featured in these outlets and others including BusinessWeek, The Economist, The New York Times, Newsweek, and Time. He is a regular guest on TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s Squawk Box and NPR’s Morning Edition. 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.

Professor Slaughter joined the Tuck faculty in 2002. Prior to coming to Tuck, since 1994 he had been an assistant and associate professor of economics at Dartmouth College. In 2001 he received Dartmouth’s John M. Manley Huntington Teaching Award, and in 2012 he received the Tuck School’s Class of 2011 Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Slaughter received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Related Programs
Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Program for Women
Global Leadership 2030 consortium

In the wake of the World Financial Crisis and Great Recession, the ongoing forces driving globalization present global leaders with enormous risks and opportunities. What stories can you tell to lead your organization amidst all this- and what stories should you tell?

– Matthew J. Slaughter