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McGuire Named Beatrice Foods Professor in Strategic Management

November 28, 2006 | by Megan Fellman

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Therese J. McGuire, professor of management and strategy and chair of the department, has been appointed the Beatrice Foods Professor in Strategic Management at Northwestern University.

McGuire teaches public policy analysis for managers and local public economics and business strategy in the Kellogg School of Management's MBA program. She is director of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research at the Kellogg School.

Her areas of expertise include state and local public finance, fiscal decentralization, property tax limitations, education finance and regional economic development. McGuire's current research focuses on the effects of tax caps on local revenues and expenditures, state spending on social assistance during economic recessions, and fiscal decentralization and solidarity.

McGuire has written about and advised various governments on state tax reform and on the impact of taxes on economic growth. She currently is serving on a panel of experts who will assess the effectiveness of tax incentives for attracting and retaining business for New York City.

McGuire, who joined Northwestern in 2002, was president of the National Tax Association (NTA) in 1999-2000 and currently is editor of the NTA's academic journal, the National Tax Journal. McGuire's publications have appeared in the National Tax Journal, Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, the Journal of Regional Science, the Journal of Urban Economics and the Journal of Public Economics.

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