William Dodds, Tulane University Department of Economics

William Dodds

Assistant Professor
309A Tilton Memorial Hall


William Dodds is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford University in 2019. Broadly, his research interests are public economics, microeconomic theory, development economics, and applied microeconomics, with a focus on bridging the gap between theoretical and empirical work. Specifically, his current research focuses on optimal income taxation, the determinants of income inequality, and the design of cash transfer programs.


  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Optimal Taxation
  • Income Inequality
  • Development Economics
  • Public Economics