Monica Singhal is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Her fields of interest include public finance and labor economics. Her current research focuses on behavioral responses to taxation and the determinants of local public spending patterns. She is the recipient of the 2005 National Tax Association Outstanding Dissertation Award. She received a BA and PhD in economics from Harvard University.