Matthew J. Kotchen
Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy


Yale University
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Kroon Hall Room 226
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Tel: (203) 432-9533
Fax: (203) 436-9150



Environmental Economics Seminar
Yale Environment Review

Curriculum Vitae

Working Papers


In the News



Note: Matthew Kotchen is currently on public service leave from Yale serving as the
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Environment and Energy at the
U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC.

Matthew Kotchen is an associate professor of environmental economics and policy at Yale University. His primary appointment is in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, with affiliated appointments in the Yale School of Management and the Department of Economics. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Kotchen's research interests lie at the intersection of environmental and public economics, and ongoing projects employ both theoretical and empirical methods covering a range of topics, including energy, climate change, "green" markets, corporate social responsibility, and applied game theory. Several projects involve collaborations with ecologists and political scientists. Kotchen joined the Yale faculty in 2009 and has held previous and visiting positions at Williams College, University of California (Santa Barbara and Berkeley), Stanford University, and Resources for the Future (RFF). He also serves on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.