Academic Affiliation
Tufts University

Dr. Metcalf is a Professor of Economics at Tufts University and a Research Associate at both the National Bureau of Economic Research and MIT's Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. He specializes in applied public finance, with particular interests in taxation, energy, and environmental economics. Most recently, his research has focused on policy evaluation and design in the areas of energy and climate change.

During 2011 and 2012, Professor Metcalf served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S. Department of Treasury. He has frequently testified before Congress, served on expert panels including a recent National Academies of Sciences panel on energy externalities, and consulted to various organizations. Professor Metcalf has previously held teaching positions at Princeton University, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and MIT.

Professor Metcalf’s research has been widely published in numerous academic journals including the Journal of Political Economy, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, The Energy Journal, and other well-known academic journals. He is a frequent speaker at well-known conferences around the world and has also edited three books and contributed chapters to several books on energy, environmental policy, and tax policy.