THE SEARCH WAS MORE OPEN THIS TIME TO THOSE OUTSIDE ACADEMIA
Unlike the search for Danos, which was more focused on academics, this latest search was more wide ranging. “Some 20 years ago, we just had a business person as a dean and the community was eager to have an academic again. At that time it was a tough time for Tuck. The Carter malaise had set it. Paul reversed that.”
In a statement, Slaughter said he is eagerly looking forward to his new role. “Tuck and Dartmouth have been my professional home since graduate school, and I am honored and humbled by this opportunity,” he said. “Tuck is a wonderful school that since its founding has evolved in creative and innovative ways to address the world’s challenges and opportunities. Building on Tuck’s many strengths, I look forward to working with faculty, students, staff, and alumni to craft a compelling vision for the future that will enable Tuck and its graduates to thrive in our ever-changing world.
THE SEARCH PANEL INCLUDED THE DEAN OF THE ENGINEERING SCHOOL
Search committee members include Professors Kusum Ailawadi, Giovanni Gavetti, Jonathan Lewellen, Brian Tomlin; Assistant Dean Sally Jaeger; Tuck Overseers Paul Raether, Tuck ’73 and Jennifer Uhrig, Tuck ’87; Thayer School of Engineering Dean Joe Helble; and Sarah Mahlab, Tuck ’15.
The college said that Slaughter’s area of expertise is the economics and politics of globalization. His recent work has focused on policy responses to the global financial crisis; the global operations of multinational firms; and the labor-market impacts of international trade, investment, and immigration. Slaughter has authored dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent op-ed contributor to The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has co-authored three books, including The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System and Globalization and the Perceptions of the American Workers.
Slaughter is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; and a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum.
COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.
From 2005 to 2007, Slaughter served as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. In this Senate-confirmed position he counseled the president, the Cabinet, and others on issues including international trade, currency and energy markets, and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. Slaughter frequently testifies before Congress, while also working with leaders of both parties.
Slaughter lives in Hanover, N.H., with his wife, Lindsey, and their sons, Nicholas and Jacob.
“I am thrilled Matt has agreed to lead Tuck at this important moment in its history,” said Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon in a statement. “Matt embodies all that is great about Tuck. He is a committed scholar-educator with a global outlook and deep connections to the worlds of policy and practice. He cares deeply about Tuck’s distinctive values and traditions, its close-knit community, spirit of innovation, and culture of diversity. I look forward to working closely with him in his new role.”
“Matt is a leading voice in the world of international economics and a talented leader,” says Provost Carolyn Dever. “He will bring exceptional skill, intelligence, and creativity to the deanship. Matt has a perspective on the world informed through decades of scholarship and service that will benefit Tuck in the years to come.”