Sara LaLumia

Associate Professor of Economics
Schapiro Hall Rm 206


B.A. Youngstown State University (2000)
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Economics (2006)


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

ECON 120(S)

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 351

Tax Policy

ECON 456(F)

Income Distribution



“Income Effects in Labor Supply: Evidence from Child-Related Tax Benefits.” With Philippe Wingender. Forthcoming, National Tax Journal.

“How Income Changes During Unemployment: Evidence from Tax Return Data.” With Laura Kawano. Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources.

“New Evidence on Taxes and the Timing of Birth.” With James M. Sallee and Nicholas Turner. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. May 2015. 7(2): 258-293.

“The Effects of Contraception on Female Poverty.” With Stephanie P. Browne.  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Summer 2014. 33(3): 602-622.

“The EITC, Tax Refunds and Unemployment Spells.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. May 2013. 5(2): 188-221.

“The Value of Honesty: Empirical Estimates from the Case of the Missing Children.” With James M. Sallee. International Tax and Public Finance. April 2013. 20(2): 192-224.

“Tax Preferences for Higher Education and Adult College Enrollment.” National Tax Journal. March 2012. 65(1): 59-90.

“The Earned Income Tax Credit and Reported Self-Employment Income.” National Tax Journal. June 2009. 62(2): 191-217.

“The Effects of Joint Taxation of Married Couples on Labor Supply and Non-wage Income.” Journal of Public Economics. July 2008. 92(7): 1698-1719.

Work in Progress

“Variation in the Added Worker Effect: New Evidence from Individual Tax Returns.” With Laura Kawano and Shanthi Ramnath.
“Strategic Timing of Charitable Giving.”

Selected Experience and Appointments

Co-Editor, International Tax and Public Finance, 2015 –

Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress, Visiting Fellow, Summer 2007.

College of William and Mary, Department of Economics, Assistant Professor, August 2006 -May 2007.

Current Committees

  • Compensation Committee from Steering Committee
  • Political Economy Program