Tax Policy Center



Thornton Matheson

Senior Fellow

My goal is to produce research that supports reshaping the US tax base to protect the environment and efficiently raise revenues to finance progressive public investment.


Thornton Matheson is a Senior Fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Her work currently focuses on business and environmental tax policy.  She previously worked as a Senior Economist in the Tax Policy division of the International Monetary Fund’s Fiscal Affairs Department and as a Financial Economist for the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Tax Analysis.  She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland – College Park, an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA in literature from Yale University. 

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