Ruth Levine is a Research Fellow at Stanford Law School, jointly supported by the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, and the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics. She graduated from Stanford with a joint JD and MA in Economics in June, 2014. Her research focuses on the tax and regulatory treatment of social impact investing. 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 focused in part on PRIs in clean energy.
Ruth has also worked with GiveWell, an organization which, in coordination with a new foundation called Good Ventures, finds and shares philanthropic opportunities aimed at doing as much good as possible. 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.