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Gilbert E. Metcalf

Title Professor of Economics
Expertise Applied Public Finance
Degrees Ph.D. Harvard University, M.S. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A. Amherst College
Office 220C Braker Hall
8 Upper Campus Rd.
Medford, MA 02155-6722
Phone (617) 627-3685
E-mail gilbert.metcalf@tufts.edu
Links Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
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Gilbert E. Metcalf is a Professor of Economics at Tufts University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and MIT's Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Metcalf has taught at Princeton University, the Kennedy School of Government, and MIT. He has frequently testified before Congress, served on expert panels including a National Academies of Sciences panel on energy externalities, and served as a consultant to various organizations. During 2011 and 2012, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Metcalf's primary research area is applied public finance with particular interests in taxation, energy, and environmental economics. His current research focuses on policy evaluation and design in the area of energy and climate change. He has published papers in numerous academic journals, has edited three books, and has contributed chapters to several books on energy and tax policy. Metcalf received a B.A. in Mathematics from Amherst College, an M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.


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