Jodi Beggs


  • Instructor at Harvard since 2004 and awarded a Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for the year, 2004-05
  • Owns and operates an economics website called Economists Do It With Models
  • Lecturer and assistant director of research at Northeastern University from 2012-2016


Jodi Beggs is a former writer for ThoughtCo, contributing 109 articles in more than five years. She has taught at Harvard since 2004 and from 2012-2016, she taught at Northeastern University. In 2008, she began the website, Economists Do It With Models, where she writes about economics.

Awards & Publications

  • Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for her work as an instructor for Principles of Economics, 2004-05


  • Doctorate in business economics from Harvard University, 2009
  • Master's in economics from Harvard University, 2007
  • Master's in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003

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