Kamin earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, with highest honors, from Swarthmore College, where he was the commencement speaker in 2002. He earned a J.D. from NYU School of Law in 2009, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and received a large number of awards at commencement, including the Butler Memorial Award for unusual distinction in scholarship, character, and professional activities, awards for excellence in taxation and ethics, and the Paul D. Kaufman Award for most outstanding Note, “What Is a Progressive Tax Change? Unmasking Hidden Values in Distributional Debates,” in the 2008 New York University Law Review; Kamin's note made an important contribution to the tax policy debate. A star student at the Law School, Kamin was a Furman Academic Scholar as well as a Lederman/Milbank Fellow in Law, Economics, and Business.
Before law school, Kamin spent a year working on federal fiscal policy at the Committee for Economic Development, and two years at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, focusing on deficit projections, tax legislation and social security reform. After graduating from NYU Law, Kamin worked as special assistant, and later adviser, to Peter Orszag, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, helping to formulate policy for President Obama’s first two budgets.
Kamin’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of federal taxation, federal budget law and policy, state and local taxation, and administrative law. "His sophisticated and nuanced scholarship demonstrates strong analytical power, and an impressive range of knowledge and experience," said Revesz in a statement. "He chooses to tackle important questions with real-world applications, and skillfully uses his strong instincts about the institutional dynamics underlying public policy to offer provocative and creative insights and to craft potential policy interventions."
Posted November 17, 2011