Zachary Liscow

Associate Professor of Law


Zachary Liscow is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His main research interest is understanding the appropriate policy levers to address income inequality and, in particular, the role that tax policy versus other legal rules should play.

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Zachary Liscow

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Meredith Berger

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2015

Ph.D. (Economics), University of California, Berkeley, 2012

A.B., Harvard University, 2005

Courses Taught


  • Taxation
  • Taxation, the Law, and Economic Inequality

Zachary Liscow is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His main research interest is understanding the appropriate policy levers to address income inequality and, in particular, the role that tax policy versus other legal rules should play. He also works in a variety of other areas, including urban economics, environmental policy, and empirical legal studies. Liscow earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College degrees in Economics and in Environmental Science and Public Policy. He has been a Staff Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and worked for the World Bank's inspector general. Liscow clerked for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Thursday, April 11, 2019


Professor Liscow on the Effects of Tax Policy Changes

Associate Professor of Law Zachary Liscow discuses recent tax policy changes and their effects.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Green New Deal is good economics—A Commentary by Zachary Liscow ’15 and Quentin Karpilow ’18

Zachary Liscow ’15 is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Quentin Karpilow is a member of the Yale Law School class of 2018.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Encouraging Technological Innovation in Environmental and Energy Law

An article in the Washington University Law Journal by Associate Professor of Law Zachary Liscow ’15 and Quentin Karpilow ’18 is reviewed.

Friday, December 15, 2017


Professor Liscow Studies Economic Impact of Immigration Status

Associate Professor Zachary Liscow has co-authored a paper titled Does Legal Status Affect Educational Attainment in Immigrant Families? In a Q&A, Liscow discusses the findings of his paper and why it is important to understand the economic impacts of immigration status.