Karl Smith, the vice president for federal tax and economic policy at the Tax Foundation, has been hired by Bloomberg Opinion in a full-time role.
He has been at the Tax Foundation since December 2019, leading the federal team in working with federal officials to improve the national tax code.
Smith had previously been an opinion columnist at Bloomberg, and continued to write on a broad range of current economic issues while at the Tax Foundation. Smith’s opinion and analysis pieces have been featured in The Financial Times, Forbes.com, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and The Washington Post.
Prior to Bloomberg, Smith was a professor of economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2008, he founded an internationally recognized economic policy blog titled Modeled Behavior, with a related, similarly recognized social media presence.
Smith holds a PhD in economics from North Carolina State University.