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Faculty Profile: Daniel L. Tortorice

Daniel L. Tortorice

Assistant Professor of Economics

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

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.

Harvard University, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2015) Norman Fund Research Grant
  • (2013) Normal Fund Research Grant, Brandeis University
  • (2010) Norman Fund Research Grant, Brandeis University
  • (2008) Norman Fund Research Grant, Brandeis University
  • (2007) Dissertation Internship Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • (2007) Institute for Humane Studies Dissertation Fellowship
  • (2006) Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Harvard University
  • (2002) 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