Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Tufts University.

I am on sabbatical during the 2017-2018 academic year and visiting the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

My fields of interest are Macroeconomics, Macro-Labor, International Macroeconomics, and Monetary Economics. I am particularly interested in the study of labor market dynamics, financial frictions, and business cycles, the consequences of sectoral heterogeneity for aggregate fluctuations, the role of macro policy in mitigating the impact of adverse shocks, and the impact of structural reforms on macroeconomic performance with a focus on developing and emerging economies (DEMEs).

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Research Interests

Business Cycles, Labor Markets, and Financial Frictions
Search and Matching Frictions and Macroeconomic Performance
Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Performance
Fiscal, Monetary, and Macroprudential Policy


Contact Information

Email: Alan.Finkelstein_Shapiro@tufts.edu

Tel.: (617) 627-6895

Tufts University
Department of Economics
306 Braker Hall
8 Upper Campus Road
Medford, MA 02155