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Taylor C

- Research Program Mentor

PhD candidate at Harvard University


Economics, Finance, Law, Logic, Political Philosophy, U.S. History


I studied economics and political science at Middlebury College. While there, I finished my thesis on Alexander Hamilton's political thought just as the musical became a hit. I then spent three years at Morgan Stanley, where my team raised over $4 billion in capital for public utilities, public-private partnerships, project finance sponsors, and professional sports teams. I recently graduated from Harvard Law School.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Following the Economy

Particularly for those not used to reading it, economic news can often seem intimidating. But it is far less difficult than it initially appears. We will first learn about some of the ways that investors try to understand what is going on in the economy. Students will then write a paper or give a presentation about the economy and what, if anything, the government should be doing about it.

Reading the Constitution

The Constitution provides the framework for making political decisions in the United States. And what it means and how it should be interpreted have been constant sources of disagreement since it was first ratified. After reading the Constitution and some important Supreme Court cases, students will analyze a recent or pending Supreme Court case and discuss how they think it should be resolved.

Teaching experience

I have tutored high school students preparing for the SAT. I also worked as a writing tutor during college.


Work experience

Morgan Stanley (2015 - 2018)


Middlebury College
BA Bachelor of Arts (2015)
Economics and Political Science
Harvard University
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


"Taylor is a great mentor, he explains all of my questions in detail and we always chat in the messages on the website for further clarifications. He also gives recommendations for further interests into other related fields. As an investor, it is great to have someone relatable to confirm that one source or another is reliable and a good source. Taylor gave me many good sources, which will surely help me in the future when I am investing."


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