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 who is frequently sought out by major media outlets for his commentary on the Covid-19 pandemic including the Associated Press, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post,, Crain’s New York Business, and many others.

Professor Tassier is widely published in notable academic journals and has also written for Scientific American and the Skynomics blog. He regularly speaks at international conferences across North America and Europe on topics combining social network analysis, epidemiology, and economics. His first book, The Economics of Epidemiology (published by Springer Briefs in Public Health), introduces concepts in epidemiology to graduate level economics and social science students and connects public health issues to economics.

Prior to his career as a teacher and researcher, Professor Tassier worked in the banking industry in various positions. His responsibilities in this phase of his professional career included consumer mortgage lending, commercial loan underwriting, and, in his last position, managing interest rate risk on a $100 million mortgage portfolio.

His latest work, Pandemic Exposure: Why the Rich Flee and the Poor Take the Bus is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press in Fall 2023.