Daniel Richards

Daniel Richards

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319 Braker Hall
8 Upper Campus Rd., Medford, MA 02155
Research/Areas of Interest:

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


  • A.B., Oberlin College
  • Ph.D., Economics, Yale University


Professor Daniel Richards, Ph.D. earned a BA in economics and history at Oberlin College and a MA and PhD in economics from Yale University. His published work includes articles in leading economics journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. He is a co-author of the book, Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications, a leading text on imperfect competition now in its fifth edition, and also of the just-published book, Advertising and the Marketplace: An Economics Perspective (Edward Elgar, 2021). 

His most recent journal article is "Targeted Value-Enhancing Advertising and Price Competition" “in the Review of Industrial Organization (July, 2021).  He chaired the Tufts Economics Department from 2012 to 2021. He has taught in the Fletcher School Master of International Business Program since 2006.  

Areas of expertise

International Business
International Politics

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

Courses taught