Aparna Mathur is an economist who writes about taxes and wages. She has been a consultant to the World Bank and has taught economics at the University of Maryland. Her work ranges from research on carbon taxes and the impact of state health insurance mandates on small firms to labor market outcomes. Her research on corporate taxation includes the widely discussed coauthored 2006 "Wages and Taxes" paper, which explored the link between corporate taxes and manufacturing wages.


  • Instructor, 2001-2005; teaching assistant, 1999-2000, University of Maryland at College Park
  • Consultant, World Bank, Fall 2001
  • Research Assistant, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, Summer 1998


Ph. D., M.A., University of Maryland at College Park
M.A., Delhi School of Economics; B. A., Hindu College, Delhi University (India)