Associate Professor of Public Policy, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Harvard Kennedy School
Areas of Expertise:Climate Change, Energy Economics, Environmental Policy
Joe Aldy is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Nonresident Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also the Faculty Chair for the Regulatory Policy Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. His research focuses on climate change policy, energy policy, and mortality risk valuation. In 2009-2010, Aldy served as the Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment, reporting through both the National Economic Council and the Office of Energy and Climate Change at the White House. Aldy was a Fellow at Resources for the Future from 2005 to 2008 and served on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1997 to 2000. He also served as the Co-Director of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, Co-Director of the International Energy Workshop, and Treasurer for the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists before joining the Obama Administration. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University, a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas School of the Environment, and a BA from Duke University.
Recent Comments by Joseph Aldy
- "Every aspect of economic activity affects greenhouse gas emissions and, hence, the global climate. Since individuals and businesses bear virtually no "
Tax Pollution, Not Profits