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
Professor Gillingham is an environmental and energy economist whose work draws primarily from the fields of empirical industrial organization and public economics, and often incorporates concepts from energy and systems engineering.  His work covers the intersection of energy efficiency, new energy technologies, and transportation.  Recent publications have focused on the adoption of solar photovoltaic technology, market failures in household energy efficiency, and alternative fuels for transportation.  On-going research empirically examines the effects of different policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.  Other research covers the modeling of energy innovation and technological change, both at the micro-level and in the large-scale energy-climate models used to examine the effects of climate change mitigation policies.  Prior to joining the Yale faculty, he worked at the California Air Resources Board, White House Council of Economic Advisers, Stanford Energy Modeling Forum, Resources for the Future, and Joint Global Change Research Institute of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  He also received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in New Zealand, which he used to research the economics and policy of solar energy technologies in New Zealand.  His Ph.D. is from Stanford University, where he studied management science & engineering and economics.

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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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Arthur Campbell
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Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
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William D. Nordhaus
Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics
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Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

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