Eleanor Wilking

Assistant Professor of Law, Gearns-Russo Family Faculty Fellow
Eleanor Wilking
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
120 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-8694
Email: ew473@cornell.edu

Amanda Gallagher
Cornell Law School
249 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Email: asg274@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Eleanor Wilking studies the intersection of tax policy and employment law through the lens of law and economics. Her research interests include tax administration, particularly questions concerning individual income and consumption tax structuring, distribution, and compliance. Her current research focuses on tax compliance questions raised by the proliferation of digital platform firms and accompanying changes in self-employment earnings of independent contractors. She received her J.D. (2015) and Ph.D. in Economics (2018) from the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2020, Eleanor was an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax at NYU Law.

Website: eleanorwilking.com

Recent Media: 10/09/2020, Fact-checking Harris’ and Pence’s claims about taxes, https://www.marketplace.org/2020/10/09/fact-checking-harris-and-pences-claims-about-taxes/


A.B., Harvard University, 2009
M.A., University of Michigan, 2013
J.D., Univeristy of Michigan Law School, 2015
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2018