Short Bio

Theodore Papageorgiou is the Felter Family Associate Professor of Economics at Boston College. During the 2022-2023 academic year he is a visiting scholar at the Applied Economics group at MIT Sloan.


His main research interests are in labor economics, macroeconomics, as well as the economics of transportation. His research has been published or accepted in Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economic Studies. He has also published in top-field journals, including the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and the Journal of Economic Theory.


Theodore received his BA from the University of Athens and his PhD from Yale University. Prior to joining Boston College, Theodore was on the faculty at Penn State University and McGill University and has held visiting positions at Harvard University and Princeton University. His research has been funded by the NBER and the SSHRC of Canada. He is currently on the editorial board of Economic Theory.


In 2022, his article “Geography, Transportation, and Endogenous Trade Costs,” (joint with Giulia Brancaccio and Myrto Kalouptsidi) won the Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society, for the best applied (empirical or theoretical) paper published in Econometrica during the previous four years.


Detailed CV can be found here.