Elizabeth Setren

Elizabeth Setren

Assistant Professor
Gunnar Myrdal Assistant Professor of Economics
Braker Hall, 320
8 Upper Campus Road, Medford, MA


Professor Setren received her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. Before joining Tufts, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research in the economics of education and labor economics includes studying the impact of Boston charter schools on special education students and English Language Learners, the scaling of the Boston charter sector, and the effects of education technology. Her research has been covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, The 74, NPR, and other news outlets.


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Economics of Education, Labor Economics