Ellen McGrattan

Contact Information

Ellen R. McGrattan
4-161 Hanson Hall

Office Hours
By appointment

Mailing Address
Department of Economics
University of Minnesota
4-101 Hanson Hall
1925 4th St S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Research Materials

Research Program on Business Taxation

Welcome to the McGrattan-Bhandari homepage. We study different aspects of the firm in novel ways, reconsidering the impacts of business taxation on entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, and tax compliance. Meet the team and review some of our work below.

Principal Investigators

Ellen McGrattan

Ellen McGrattan is a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, the director of the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute, a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a research associate at NBER. She received her B.S. in economics and mathematics from Boston College and her PhD in economics from Stanford University.

Anmol Bhandari

Anmol Bhandari is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, a faculty research fellow at NBER, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received his M.A. in economics from the Delhi School of Economics and his PhD in economics from New York University. His research focuses on public finance, asset pricing, and quantitative macroeconomics.


Graduate Students

Tobey Kass

Tobey Kass is a fifth year PhD student in the Department of Economics at the University of Minnesota. She received her A.B. in economics and mathematics from Mount Holyoke College, and her M.A. in economics from the University of Minnesota. Her primary areas of interest are macro-labor and urban economics, and her current research examines differences between contingent workers and traditional employees.

Thomas J. May

Thomas J. May

Thomas is a fourth year PhD student interested in questions at the intersection of firm dynamics and macroeconomics. His current work examines the interaction of marketing and market concentration. He received his B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from Virginia Tech and has worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board. Beyond economics Thomas also love gardening, learning Chinese, and college football.


Undergraduate Students

Jackson Mejia

Jackson Mejia is a consultant at Accenture and a Don Lavoie Fellow at the Mercatus Center. He recieved his B.S. in economics from the University of Minnesota. He is particularly interested in macroeconomics and corporate taxation, especially the extent to which there may be a difference between firm-level tax shocks and policy-induced tax shocks. View his web app for corporate time series data.

Guangqi Li

Guangqi Li

Guangqi Li is a senior at the University of Minnesota, where he is pursuing degrees in Economics (BS) and Mathematics (BA). Guangqi’s research focuses on reconciling effective tax rates with statutory tax rates for C-corporations in the period 1980-1995. To obtain sufficient data, he built a program that analyzes 10-K forms filed by corporations and extracts the relevant tax information. The data he has collected will be an important input into analyses of corporate tax policies.

Sam Jordan-Wood

Sam Jordan-Wood

Sam Jordan-Wood is pursuing a B.S. in economics with minors in mathematics and statistics from the University of Minnesota. His primary research interest is the choice between paid- and self-employment, particularly with respect to the difference in wage rates between the two categories over time.

Dingjun Bian

Dingjun Bian

Dingjun is a senior pursuing degrees in Economics and Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. His research interests pertain to the market concentration of "superstar firms" and how that has changed over time. In particular, he is working to find new measures of market concentration through novel datasets.

Stuart Fronk

Stuart Fronk

Stuart is currently pursuing a BS in Economics and Statistical Science at the University of Minnesota. He has previously worked as a Time Use Intern at IPUMS. He is interested in changes in market concentration in the U.S. and the effects that may have on monopolistic behavior.