Sachar International Center, 214B
DegreesHarvard University, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.
ExpertiseMacroeconomics: Business Cycles, Unemployment, Aggregate Consumption, Expectations.
ProfileDan 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. Webpage
Awards and Honors
Norman Fund Research Grant (2015)
Normal Fund Research Grant, Brandeis University (2013)
Norman Fund Research Grant, Brandeis University (2010)
Norman Fund Research Grant, Brandeis University (2008)
Dissertation Internship Federal Reserve Board of Governors (2007)
Institute for Humane Studies Dissertation Fellowship (2007)
Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Harvard University (2006)
Graduate Student Fellowship, Harvard University (2002)
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education (2002)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2002)
Phi Beta Kappa (2002)
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.