Robert K. Triest

Chair and Professor of Economics
Northeastern University

Bob Triest is the economics chair and professor at Northeastern University.  Previously, he was a vice president and economist in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and an associate professor of economics at the University of California, Davis. He has also been on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, and spent a year at the U.S. Census Bureau as an ASA research associate.

An applied economist whose research focuses on labor economics and public policy, Triest’s recent work focuses on the intersection of economic circumstances and educational outcomes as well as the impact of long-term unemployment on household finances.

Triest earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and received a B.A. degree from Vassar College.