Gilbert E. Metcalf
John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service
Professor of Economics
Director of Graduate Program
Ph.D. Harvard University
M.S. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A. Amherst College
Energy and environmental policy, tax policy, applied microeconomics
Gilbert E. Metcalf is the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and
Professor of Economics at Tufts University. In addition, he is a Research Associate at the
National Bureau of Economic Research and a University Fellow at Resources For The Future.
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 frequently testified before Congress,
served on expert panels for the National Academies of Sciences and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, and served as a consultant to numerous other organizations. During 2011
and 2012, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S.
Department of Treasury where he was the founding U.S. Board Member for the UN based Green Climate Fund.
He has published extensively in academic journals and books on various topics including 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.