Tucker Smith

PhD Candidate in Economics, Vanderbilt University

My furry research assistant, Bogie

Welcome to my website! I am a rising sixth-year PhD Candidate in Economics at Vanderbilt University and an applied microeconomist. You can download my CV here.

My research lies at the intersection of public, labor, education, and urban economics.  I primarily study shocks affecting vulnerable populations between youth and young adulthood and whether public policies and programs can help mitigate harmful long-term effects. Because supporting such populations requires effective policy design, a complementary research branch examines equity and efficiency in public good provision. 

I am grateful to the American Educational Research Association for supporting my research with a 2022 Dissertation Grant.


Please feel free to reach out! tucker[dot]w[dot]smith[at]vanderbilt[dot]edu