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About Gilbert E. Metcalf

Gilbert E. Metcalf is a Professor of Economics at Tufts University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Metcalf has taught at Princeton University, the Kennedy School of Government, and MIT. He has frequently testified before Congress and served on a number of expert panels. In 2011 - 2012, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S. Department of the 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 a number of 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.


Present Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Present Professor of Economics, Tufts University

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Taxation, Energy Economics, Environmental Tax Policy, Applied Microeconomics

Contact Information

Department of Economics
Braker Hall
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3685
(617) 627-3917 fax

Twitter: @GibMetcalf


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