Assistant Professor of Economics


Ph.D., Harvard University

Field of Specialty

Macroeconomics: Business Cycles, Unemployment, Aggregate Consumption, Expectations.

Contact Information

Sachar International Center 214B

Personal Web Page

Daniel L. Tortorice

Dan is a macroeconomist studying the causes of economic fluctuations and the formation of macroeconomic expectations. He uses data on expectations to test leading models of expectations, learning-based models of expectations to study consumption volatility, and structural models to examine outflow from and inflow into unemployment. He teaches undergraduate macroeconomic theory, financial theory and courses in the Ph.D. macroeconomics sequence. Dan holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.


Tortorice, Daniel L. (w/ Gary Jefferson and Renai Jiang). "Restructuring China’s Research Institutes: Impact on China’s Research Orientation and Productivity." Economics of Transition 24. 1 (2016): 163-208.

Tortorice, Daniel L.. "Credit Constraints, Learning and Aggregate Consumption Volatility." Macroeconomic Dynamics 18. (2014): 338-368.

Tortorice, Daniel L.. "Endogenous separation, wage rigidity and the dynamics of unemployment." Journal of Macroeconomics 38. B (2013): 179-191.

Tortorice, Daniel L.. "Unemployment Expectations and the Business Cycle." The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Topics) 12. 1 (2012): 1-47.

Tortorice, Daniel L.. "Objective and Self-Reported Work Performance a Comparative Analysis (w/ Glenn Pransky, Stan Finkelstein, Ernst Berndt, Margaret Kyle, Joan Mackell)." International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management 55. 5 (2006): 390-99.

Tortorice, Daniel L.. "Measuring health impacts on work performance: Comparing subjective and objective reports." Value in Health 5. 6 (2002): 448-9.

Courses Taught

ECON 82b Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 171a Financial Economics