Elena Patel is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Her research is focused on public finance, corporate tax policy, and gendered labor market outcomes. Prior to joining the University of Utah faculty, she worked extensively in the federal government, including the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Office of Accountability and Compliance at the Postal Regulatory Commission, the Macroeconomic Analysis Division at the Congressional Budget Office, and the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. She received her B.S. in economics and mathematics in 2007, her M.A. in economics in 2008, and her Ph.D. in economics in 2013 from the University of Michigan.