Natasha Sarin Joins Yale Law School Faculty


Natasha Sarin joined the Yale Law School faculty as an Associate Professor of Law on Jan. 1, 2023, with a secondary appointment at the Yale School of Management. Previously a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the Wharton School, Sarin had been on leave while serving at the Treasury Department, first as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and later as a Counselor to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen , where she led the administration’s push for modernizing the Internal Revenue Service.

headshot of Natasha Sarin
Natasha Sarin

“As a national leader on economic policy in both academia and government, Natasha exemplifies Yale Law School’s commitment to melding theory and practice,” said Dean Heather K. Gerken. “I am overjoyed that she is joining us this spring.”

Sarin’s teaching and research center on public finance and financial regulation. In recent years, she has published numerous papers on tax policy, with particular focus on how improving tax compliance will raise substantial revenue and create a more equitable tax system. Her other work spans multiple aspects of finance, including household finance, insurance, and macroprudential risk management. Her work has been covered in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Financial Times, among other publications.

Sarin earned a J.D. and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. She received a B.A. in ethics, politics, and economics from Yale University.