Jodi Beggs

Economics Expert


Ph.D., Business Economics, Harvard University

M.A., Economics, Harvard University

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Economics instructor at Harvard University and Northeastern University 
  • Economics and data science consultant and subject-matter expert 


Jodi Beggs, Ph.D., is an economist and data scientist. She has been an economics instructor at Harvard since 2004, teaching courses within Harvard College, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Extension School. Previously, she was a lecturer at Northeastern University, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in macroeconomic theory and behavioral economics.

Dr. Beggs has produced educational materials for textbook publishers including Cengage Learning and W.W. Norton. She is also a subject-matter expert for media outlets including Reuters, BBC, and Slate. She regularly consults on economics and data science projects, and she runs the site Economists Do It With Models


Dr. Beggs earned a Ph.D. in Business Economics and an M.A. in Economics from Harvard University. She also received Master of Engineering and B.S. degrees from M.I.T. 

Awards & Publications

  • Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, 2004-05
  • TedXBoston, "Context is King" (lecture) 
  • Eta Kappa Nu Engineering Honor Society

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