Matthew J. Kotchen
Professor of Economics
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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Yale University
Kroon Hall Room 226
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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



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Matthew Kotchen is a professor of economics at Yale University, with a primary appointment in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and secondary appointments in the Yale School of Management and the Department of Economics. He is currently serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. 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 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. 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.

Professor Kotchen recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC. While there, he worked on President Obama's Climate Action Plan and represented the United States on the governing boards of the Climate Investment Funds, the Global Environmental Facility, and the Green Climate Fund, in addition to the Treasury Department in U.N. climate negotiations and energy and environment finance efforts in the G-20. Kotchen has also served on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as the visiting chief economist at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).