Robert O. Mendelsohn
Robert O. Mendelsohn
 
Edwin Weyerhaeuser Davis Professor of Forest Policy; Professor of Economics; and Professor, School of Management
 
Robert.Mendelsohn@yale.edu
 
Degrees
B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., Yale University
 
About
Professor Mendelsohn has written over one hundred peer-reviewed articles and edited six books. The focus of his research has been the valuation of the environment. He has developed methods to value natural ecosystems including coral reefs, old-growth forests, non-timber forest products, ecotourism, and outdoor recreation. He has also developed methods to value pollution including emissions of criteria pollutants (such as particulates and sulfur dioxide) and hazardous waste sites. This work has been most recently applied to green accounting. For almost two decades, he has worked with colleagues around the world on valuing the impacts of greenhouse gases, including the effects of climate change on agriculture, forests, water resources, energy, coasts, and extreme events. This research carefully integrates adaptation into impact assessment.  He has also been involved in studies of nonrenewable resources, forest management, and specifically carbon sequestration in forests.

Professor Mendelsohn is a fellow of Ezra Stiles College.

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Matthew J. Kotchen
Matthew J. Kotchen
 
Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy
 
Matthew.Kotchen@yale.edu
 
Degrees
B.A. University of Vermont; M.S. University of Maine; M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan
 
About
Professor Kotchen's research interests lie at the intersection of environmental and public economics and policy. Ongoing projects employ both theoretical and empirical methods covering a range of topics, including energy, climate change, "green" markets, corporate social responsibility, development, and applied game theory. Professor Kotchen recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at that U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC, where he worked on President Obama's Climate Action Plan and served on the governing boards of several multilateral environment and development funds, in addition to representing the Treasury Department in U.N. climate negotiations and energy and environment finance efforts in the G-20. Kotchen is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

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Kenneth T. Gillingham
Kenneth T. Gillingham
 
Assistant Professor of Environmental and Energy Economics
 
Kenneth.Gillingham@yale.edu
 
Degrees
A.B. Dartmouth College; M.S., M.S., Ph.D. Stanford University
 
Research Interests
Kenneth Gillingham is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University, with appointments in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Department of Economics, and School of Management. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2015-2016 he served as the Senior Economist for Energy and the Environment at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He is an energy and environmental economist drawing from the fields of applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and energy modeling. His research examines the adoption of new energy technologies, energy efficiency, quantitative policy and program analysis, and climate change policy. He has published widely on consumer decisions in energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as on climate and energy policy. Outlets for his work have included Science, Nature, Marketing Science, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and the Energy Journal. Funders for his work include the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and several foundations. Prior to joining Yale, was a Fulbright Fellow in New Zealand and a Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Before this, he worked at Resources for the Future and the integrated assessment modeling group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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Eli P. Fenichel
 
Assistant Professor of Bioeconomics & Ecosystem Management
 
Eli.Fenichel@yale.edu
 
Degrees
B.S. University of Maine; M.S., Ph.D. Michigan State University
 
Research Interests
Professor Fenichel’s research sits at the intersection of economics and ecology, focuses on linking ecological dynamics with dynamic economic decision making, and considers the components of ecosystems as natural capital and liabilities for individuals and society.  Ongoing projects employee both theoretical and empirical methods and cover topics including infectious disease in humans, livestock, and wildlife; fisheries; and invasive species.  Dr. Fenichel is also interested in techniques in dynamical system modeling and optimization.  Fenichel joined the Yale faculty in 2012.  Prior to joining Yale, he was on the faculty at Arizona State University.

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Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management

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William D. Nordhaus
William D. Nordhaus
Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics
Professor, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

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Joseph Shapiro
Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

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Nicholas Ryan
Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

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