Visiting Scholar


Gilbert Metcalf was a 2016-2017 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center and 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. This year he is a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  Metcalf has frequently testified before Congress, served on various national panels for agencies including the National Academies of Sciences and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among others. He also served as the deputy assistant secretary for environment and energy at the U.S. Department of 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 several 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.