Therese J. McGuire is Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. McGuire's areas of expertise are state and local public finance, fiscal decentralization, property tax limitations, education finance, and regional economic development.
She has written about and worked with various governments on state tax reform and on the impact of taxes on economic growth. In 1989 McGuire worked with a blue-ribbon commission and directed a study of revenues and expenditures for the State of Arizona. McGuire was President of the National Tax Association in 1999-2000, as well as the editor of the NTA's academic journal, the National Tax Journal from 2001 until 2009. Her publications have appeared in the National Tax Journal, the Journal of Regional Science, the Journal of Urban Economics, International Tax and Public Finance, and the Journal of Public Economics.
McGuire has a B.A. with a dual major in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.