Daniel Richards

Professor of Economics at Tufts University

  • AB, Oberlin College
  • PhD, Economics, Yale University


Daniel Richards is Professor of Economics at Tufts University. He has also taught at Queen’s University and the Sloan School of Management, and served as consultant to the Federal Trade Commission. Current scholarship focuses on imperfect competition. Recent publications include “Advertising, Spillovers and Market Concentration,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2008) and “Entrepreneurial First Movers, Brand-Name Fast Seconds, and the Evolution of Market Structure,” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2008), both with Lynne Pepall and George Norman. He is also a co-author of Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Practice, now in its fourth edition.

Professional Activities
  • Professor of Economics (2003-present), Associate Professor of Economics (1989-2003), and Assistant Professor of Economics (1985-1989), Tufts University
  • Assistant Professor of Economics (1981-1985), Hamilton College
  • He has also taught at Queen's University, Hamilton College, and the Sloan School of Management, and has served as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission
  • Member of the American Economic Association, European Economic Association, and Canadian Economic Association
  • Referee for numerous journals, including: American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Economic Letters, and Journal of Industrial Economics

Research Interests
  • Competition and product quality, and especially on the economic impact of mergers
  • Industrial organization, merger analysis

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Office Location
319 Braker Hall

Mailing Address
8 Upper Campus Road
Medford, MA, 02155-6722

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