Peter Hans Matthews

Peter Matthews
  • Title: Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics
  • Project: Dreams Grown Apart: A European Perspective on Inequality
  • Academic Year: August 2017 - July 2018
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Email: [email protected]

I am the Dana Professor of Economics at Middlebury and, as a consequence of the time I spent in Finland as a Fulbright scholar, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Aalto University School of Business, and the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics. I am an experimental economist who is currently interested in inequality, political economy, polarization, and social preferences. At Middlebury, I regularly teach courses in poverty and inequality, macroeconomics, public economics, and labor economics


I spent almost a year in Helsinki, as the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics at the Hanken School of Economics. Thanks to my extraordinary colleagues and now friends in Finland, the research program that brought me there transformed my professional life: in addition to semi-annual visits as a visiting professor at Aalto and HGSE, I am the co-PI on an Academy of Finland-funded project on the effects of various forms of inequality; on the editorial board of the new Journal othe Finnish Economics Association; and on the international advisory board of FIRIPO, a collaborative project toestablish a national infrastructure for public opinion research in Finland.

Ask Me About:

  • Integrating into local research and public policy communities … as an introvert.
  • Research programs that “outlive” the Fulbright.
  • Fulbright communities abroad
  • Dual households and taxes