- Assistant Professor
- Pettengill Hall, Room 253
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. in Mathematics, Williams College
Professor Tefft is on leave during the 2012-2013 academic year.
For a current Curriculum Vitae see Professor Tefft’s web page at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health.
Fields of interest
Applied Microeconomics, including Health, Public, and Labor Economics.
Teaching and Research Interests
Currently, Tefft is researching the effects of soft drink taxation on consumption and obesity; the relationship between minimum wage law changes and health; the effects of Earned Income Tax credit receipt and unhealthy behaviors; and the associations between obesity, alcohol consumption, and motor vehicle accidents.
Tefft has also been involved in interdisciplinary projects that intersect with public health and public policy. Past and current research topics in these areas include early childhood intervention programs related to child health and effects of soft drink tax policies.
His current teaching areas include health economics and statistics.