Caroline Weber, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, MPA and MPP programs
Caroline Weber is an Associate Professor at the Martin School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Kentucky. Caroline specializes in tax policy and applied econometrics. Her areas of research include individual income taxation, cannabis taxation, tax evasion, and housing transaction taxes.
Caroline currently has two ongoing strands of research. In her cannabis work, she examines a number of questions that have important implications for the tax and regulatory structure of the cannabis market, including how cannabis firms and consumers respond to tax reforms, and the degree to which individuals travel to and purchase recreational cannabis in a jurisdiction in which it is legal. Her work using IRS tax return data examines how individuals adjust their income in response to tax reforms. Caroline’s work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, and International Tax and Public Finance.
Caroline received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2012. She also holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Michigan and a BS in Economics and Business Leadership from the University of Puget Sound.