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About Gilbert E. Metcalf

Gilbert E. Metcalf is the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and a Professor of Economics Emeritus at Tufts University and a Visiting Professor at the MIT Sloan School where he serves as an affiliate of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR).  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.


2016 - Present University Fellow, Resources For The Future
Present John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Professor of Economics Emeritus, Tufts University
Present Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Taxation, Energy Economics, Environmental Tax Policy, Applied Microeconomics

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Contact Information

Department of Economics
Joyce Cummings Building
177 College Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

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Twitter: @GibMetcalf


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