Summers Protege Natasha Sarin Joining Treasury in Economic Policy Role

Natasha Sarin, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will take a leave of absence from its law school to join the U.S. Treasury Department as deputy assistant secretary for economic policy, the school said Monday.

Sarin, who earned both a law degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, is considered a protege of former Treasury secretary and current Harvard professor Lawrence Summers, with whom she has written a number of papers and articles.

Summers Protege Natasha Sarin Joining Treasury in Economic Policy Role

Her work has focused on financial regulation and tax policy. Sarin also teaches in the finance department at Penn’s Wharton School.

In a November article, based on a paper co-authored with Summers, Sarin wrote that President Joe Biden could raise tax revenue by $1 trillion over a decade by reducing tax evasion by the wealthy. In a December column she argued against legislation that reined in Federal Reserve emergency lending programs.

Those were among about a half-dozen pieces Sarin contributed to Bloomberg Opinion last year.

Bloomberg reported earlier this month that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen intended to hire Sarin.

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