Deric Tilson

Deric Tilson

Deric Tilson

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Complexity Theory, Environmental Economics, Energy Economics

Deric Tilson is a third-year doctoral student in the economics program at George Mason University where he is focusing on combining economics with the framework of system dynamics. He is interested in what effects regulations and policies have on the environment by way of changing the incentive structures of farmers and local businesses. He is also interested in the use of agent-based modeling to research a variety of issues ranging from food safety to the unintended consequences of violence. He is currently using spatial techniques to compare infant and mother health outcomes before and after utilities change energy fuel types. In his free time, Deric goes backpacking, explores different ethnic cuisines, and enjoys going camping with his children.

Grants and Fellowships

IHS Research Grant 2019

Courses Taught

ECON 335-001: Environmental Economics, Fall 2019


  • PhD in Economics, George Mason University, Ongoing
  • MA in Economics, George Mason University, December 2018
  • BS in International Economics, Radford University, May 2017