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Tristan Potter, PhD

Assistant Professor



Areas of Expertise

  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Search Theory
  • Economics/Managerial Economics

Selected Works


Potter, Tristan, Chahrour, Ryan, and Chugh, Sanjay, Anticipated Productivity and the Labor Market. Quantitative Economics (Forthcoming)

Bond, Eric W., Crucini, Mario, Potter, Tristan, and Rodrigue, Joel, Misallocation and Productivity Effects of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. Review of Economic Dynamics (Forthcoming)

Potter, Tristan, and Bernhardt, Dan, Wage Offers and On-the-job Search. Canadian Journal of Economics (May 2022):

Potter, Tristan, The Discouragement Rate: An Index of Discouragement-Induced Hardship. Applied Economics Letters (Sep 2021):

Potter, Tristan, Learning and Job Search Dynamics during the Great Recession. Journal of Monetary Economics (Jan 2021):


PhD Economics - Boston College 2016
BA Mathematics, Economics - Vanderbilt University 2010


2021 DEI Innovation Micro-Grant (LeBow College of Business)
2019 Portz Interdisciplinary Fellowship Award (National Collegiate Honors Council)