UNH Economics Seminar Examines Commodity Taxation and Market Structure
Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 20, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. – Gilbert Metcalf, professor and chair of the
department of economics at Tufts University, is the featured speaker
at the Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, Economics Seminar sponsored by the
University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business
Metcalf presents his research, “Oligopoly Deregulation in
General Equilibrium: A Tax Neutralization Result,” from 2:10
to 3:30 p.m. in Room 318 McConnell Hall. The lecture is free and
open to the public. Visitor parking at UNH is located off Route
155A on Mast Road; a free shuttle bus service is available to campus
locations from the visitor center.
Metcalf’s research, in collaboration with George Norman,
examines market structure and the relationship between forms of
commodity taxation in a general equilibrium model where businesses
produce differentiated products and exert market power. Their analysis
takes into account market deregulation and technological change.
Metcalf is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic
Research and serves on the board of editors of the American Economic
Review and the editorial board of the Berkeley Electronic Journals
in Economic Analysis and Policy. He has served as a consultant
to the Chinese Ministry of Finance, the U.S. Department of the
Treasury, the Argonne National Laboratory and others.
The Economics Seminar series is a weekly event of the Whittemore
School’s graduate degree program in economics that highlights
the research of the school’s faculty, graduate studentsand
For more information, contact Karen Conway, at 862-3386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance copies of Metcalf’s paper are available by contacting
Sinthy Kounlasa at 862-3457 or email@example.com.