Elizabeth Setren

Elizabeth Setren

(617) 627-4880
177 College Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

Economics of Education, Labor Economics


  • PhD Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, 2017
  • BA Mathematics and Economics, Brandeis University, Waltham, United States, 2010


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.