Economics

The economics department teaches students to be critical thinkers and to use the discipline of economics to analyze and solve problems associated with important economic, political and social issues. These issues range from international economic relations to economic development, growth, income inequality, environment, education, housing and competition policy.

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The Department of Economics offers a program leading to a Master of Science in Economics that provides a deep understanding of the theoretical and empirical foundations of economics and the quantitative tools required for research careers in economics. The department offers two degree program tracks:

M.S. in Economics: Course-Based track

  • An eight-credit program which can be completed in one year, without a thesis.

M.S. in Economics: Research-Based track

  • A twelve-credit program to be completed in two years, with a master's thesis.

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Faculty

Daniel Richards
Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D. , Yale University
Industrial organization and Merger analysis
Jeffrey Zabel
Professor, Director of Graduate Program
Ph.D. , University of California at San Diego
Econometrics and Labor economics
Marcelo Bianconi
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign
Theoretical and Applied economic models
Drusilla Brown
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Michigan
Applied general equilibrium models and International trade policy
Ujjanant Chakravorty
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Hawaii
Resource and environmental economics and Energy and development
Thomas Downes
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Stanford University
Public educational finance and School choice
Kyle Emerick
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley
Development economics and Applied econometrics
Tufts Professor Federico Esposito.
Federico Espósito
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Yale University
International economics, trade theory
David Garman
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Michigan
Applied econometrics and Economics of higher education
Laura Gee
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of California San Diego
Applied microeconomic and Behavioral / Experimental economics
Kelsey Jack
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Environmental economics
Edward Kutsoati
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Queen’s University
Applied microeconomics
Melissa McInerney
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Maryland at College Park
Public Economics and Health Economics
Margaret McMillan
Professor
Ph.D. , Columbia University
Development Policy, with an emphasis on Africa
Gilbert Metcalf
Professor
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Energy and Environmental Economics, with a focus on climate change
Muthoni Ngatia
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Yale University
Development economics and Applied microeconomics
George Norman
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Cambridge
Industrial organization
Sahar Parsa
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Finance and Microeconomics
Lynne Pepall
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Cambridge
Industrial Organization
Enrico Spolaore
Professor
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Political economy and International economics
Adam Storeygard
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Brown University
Development and growth and Urban economics

The application deadline for fall enrollment is February 15.

GRE General Test scores required of all applicants Exceptions: Not required for current Tufts undergraduates and alumni.

For non-native English speakers, iBT scores are required in order to be considered for a teaching assistantship.

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For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program administrator.

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