Gilbert Metcalf

Gilbert E. Metcalf is the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and professor of economics at Tufts University. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a university fellow at Resources For the Future. Mr. 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.

Mr. 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 extensively on energy and tax policy. His newest book, Paying for Pollution: Why a Carbon Tax is Good for America, is published by Oxford University Press. He 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.

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