Melissa McInerney

Melissa McInerney

Academic Leave
(617) 627-3663
177 College Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

Public Economics, Health Economics, Labor Economics, and Applied Microeconomics


  • PhD Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, United States, 2008
  • MPP Education, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, United States, 2002
  • BA Mathematics, Carleton College, Northfield, United States, 1998


Melissa McInerney is a professor of economics at Tufts University. She has published widely examining questions relevant to social policy. In her work, she has examined the Medicare program, workplace injuries and compensation for injured workers, and wage gaps by race and ethnicity. She is a recipient of research grants from the National Institute on Aging, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Russell Sage Foundation, the United States Department of Labor, the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Labor Research, and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

Professor McInerney's research has been published in leading economics journals such as the the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, and the Journal of Public Economics. Her work has also been published in the leading health policy journal Health Affairs.

Professor McInerney holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, an M.P.P. from Georgetown University, and a B.A. from Carleton College.