Gilbert E. Metcalf
Director, 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 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