• BA, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • PhD, Economics, University of Michigan


Nathan Seegert is an associate professor of Finance at the University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan where he was a National Science Foundation IGERT fellow at the Center of Complex Systems. His research focuses on evaluating and designing optimal policies for governments and firms, with an aim of improving individuals' well-being. To answer these questions, he has run surveys of businesses and consumers in the State of Utah, employees within a large call center, and businesses in the marijuana industry.  His research has won the Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award and Oxford’s Centre for Business Taxation Best Paper by a Young Scholar award. His work has been published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, and the National Tax Journal and featured in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Moneywatch, Forbes, Bloomberg, and The Atlantic.