Department of Economics

Michael Tocce

  • Graduated: 2009
  • Field: Technology

Michael Tocce, who graduated in 2009 with a major in economics and a minor in political science, works as a cartographer for Google. He creates and maintains map enhancement projects that keep Google Maps competitive on mobile, table, and desktop computers. In a recent email he stated that "My economics background has been crucial in allowing me to think like an economist; to be a better problem solver. Economics has trained my brain to think of ways to make our mapping processes more efficient; think of incentives to make an operation of 1000s of people more productive; and communicate across teams in an effective manner."