Research/Areas of Interest:

Multi-Attribute Decision-Making, Low Probability, High-Consequence Event Risk Management, Crisis Leadership Decision-Making, Environmental Economics, Economics of National Security, Public Economics, Urban Agriculture and Revitalization of the Urban Core.


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, United States
  • MS, National Defense University, United States
  • MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, United States
  • BS, U.S. Naval Academy, United States


In addition to teaching at Tufts, Matt provides thought leadership to the U.S. Defense Department. His most recent work includes: providing a technical and operational assessment of the employability of a technology that produces fuel from seawater, building a concept of logistics support for military forces operating in the Pacific, and assessing the challenges global climate change presents to logistics operations. Matt also provides leadership lectures to MBA and Executive MBA candidates as well as Senior Executive Program participants at Columbia Business School, Columbia University. He also mentors senior military officers from the U.S. and partner nations studying National Security Strategy at the U.S. Army War College. A native of Dedham, Massachusetts, Matt graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, earned an MBA and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with distinction from the National Defense University. When not working, Matt enjoys exercising, sailing, hockey, reading, and thoughtful discussions regarding: economic and environmental policy, national security strategy, geo-politics, and democracy.