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Troy L. Tassier

Troy Tassier

Professor of Economics


Rose Hill Campus: Dealy E-529
Phone: 718-817-4793


Ph.D., University of Iowa


  • Microeconomics
  • Social Network Theory


Dr. Tassier is a Professor of Economics at Fordham University. Previously he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Iowa. His research focuses on complex systems in economics and diffusion processes in social networks.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

"Network Position and Health Care Worker Infections," Troy Tassier, Philip Polgreen and Alberto Segre, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 12:277-307, 2017.

“The Dynamics of Subcenter Formation: Midtown Manhattan, 1861-1906,” Jason Barr and Troy Tassier, Journal of Regional Science, 56(5):754-791, 2016.

"Endogenous Movement and Equilibrium Selection in Spatial Coordination Games," David Hagmann and Troy Tassier, Computational Economics, 44 (3): 379-395, 2014.

“Bedrock Depth and the Formation of the Manhattan Skyline, 1890-1915,” Jason Barr, Troy Tassier, and Rossen Trendafilov, Journal of Economic History, 71 (4), 1060-1077, 2011.

“A Characterization of Equilibria in the Groves Ledyard Mechanism,” Scott E. Page and Troy Tassier, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 46, 1229-1242, 2010.

“Using Social Networks to Prioritize Vaccination Strategies for Healthcare Workers,” Philip Polgreen, Troy Tassier, Sriram Pemmaraju, and Alberto Segre, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 31(9), 893-900, 2010.

“Social Network Structure, Equality, and Segregation in a Labor Market with Referral Hiring,” Troy Tassier and Filippo Menczer, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 66, 514-528, 2008. 

Books and Book Chapters

The Economics of Epidemiology, Springer, 2013.

Complexity and Economics, in 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook, edited by Rhona C. Free, Sage Publications, 2010, pp. 883-890.