About the Expert
Matthew J. Slaughter is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where in addition he is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of Management. He is also currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum; and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute.
From 2005 to 2007, Dean Slaughter served as a Member on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President. In this Senate-confirmed position he held the international portfolio, advising the President, the Cabinet, and many others on issues including international trade and investment, currency and energy markets, and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. He has also been affiliated with organizations including the Federal Reserve Board, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Congressional Budget Office, and the National Academy of Sciences.
Dean Slaughter’s area of expertise is the economics and politics of globalization. Much of his recent work has focused on policy responses to the World Financial Crisis; on the global operations of multinational firms; and on the labor-market impacts of international trade, investment, and immigration. His research has been supported by several grants from organizations including the National Science Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. Dean Slaughter has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals and books; he has co-authored four books, including The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System and Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers; he has served in editorial positions for several academic journals; and he has presented at many academic conferences and seminars.
Dean Slaughter is a frequent keynote speaker to many audiences in the business and policy communities, and he frequently testifies before the U.S. Congress while working with leaders of both parties. He regularly contributes op-eds to The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post; his ideas are regularly featured in these outlets and others including Bloomberg Businessweek and The Economist. He is a guest on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s Squawk Box, PBS’s NewsHour, and NPR’s Morning Edition. For many years he has consulted both to individual firms and also to industry organizations on a wide range of issues regarding the global economy. And at Tuck he co-directs the flagship executive-education program Global Leadership 2030.
Dean Slaughter was a faculty member of the Economics Department at Dartmouth since 1994, and in 2002 he joined the Tuck faculty. In 2001 he received Dartmouth’s John M. Manley Huntington Teaching Award, and in 2012 he received Tuck’s Class of 2011 Teaching Excellence Award. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame in 1990, and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994.