Ruth Levine is a Research Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center. Her fellowship is also supported by the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics. She is joint JD/MA candidate in the Law School and Economics Department, graduating in June, 2014. Her research focuses on the tax treatment of social investing, and designing regulatory policy for effective philanthropy. Since working in the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel’s Office during the summer of 2013, Ruth has been researching and drafting regulatory comments regarding Program Related Investments (PRIs); this research has focused on PRIs in clean energy.
Previously, Ruth worked as an intern in the Stanford Community Law Clinic and East Bay Community Law Center. Before law school, she was a Research Assistant in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She holds a BA with Honors in Economics from Stanford University.