- Assistant Professor
- Pettengill Hall, Room 271
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. in Mathematics, Williams College
Fields of interest: Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics, with topical interests in Health, Labor, and Public Economics.
Tefft has ongoing research and interests in health and health-related behaviors including obesity, smoking, mental health, alcohol consumption, fatal automobile accidents, and asthma; preventive medical services and physician prescribing behavior; health in the context of labor markets, macroeconomic fluctuations, taxation, and safety net programs.
He 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, soft drink tax policies, SNAP participation at farmer’s markets, and appetite suppressants and eating disorders.
His teaching interests include health economics, microeconomics, and statistics.