About Troy Tassier

Professor of Economics
Fordham University

Troy Tassier, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics at Fordham University in New York City with additional affiliations in the Urban Studies Program and the International Political Economy and Development Program. He is a world expert in the fields of economic epidemiology and social network analysis whose comments on the Covid-19 pandemic appeared in major media outlets such as the Associated Press, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, ABCnews.com, Crain’s New York Business, and many others.

Professor Tassier is widely published in notable academic journals and has also written for the Scientific American blog and the Skynomics blog. He regularly speaks at international conferences across North America and Europe on topics combining social network analysis, epidemiology, and economics. He recently launched the “At the Margin” blog on Substack where he writes about issues at the intersection of economics, inequality and health equity. 

Prior to his career as a writer, teacher, and researcher, he worked in the banking industry in the areas of consumer mortgage lending, commercial loan underwriting, and managing the interest rate risk of mortgage portfolios.

He grew up in the Les Cheneaux Islands area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

His latest work, The Rich Flee and the Poor Take the Bus: How Our Unequal Society Fails Us during Outbreaks, is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press in February 2024.