A.B., Dartmouth College
M.S., M.S., Stanford University
Ph.D., Stanford University
Professor Gillingham is an energy economist using a variety of approaches ranging from structural econometric modeling to field experiments to energy-economic system modeling and economic theory in order to rigorously analyze policies to address the great energy challenges facing the world. His work covers the intersection of energy efficiency, new energy technologies, and sustainable transportation. Recent publications have focused on the adoption of solar photovoltaic technology, market failures in household energy efficiency, and the rebound effect in transportation. On-going research includes field experiments on solar and energy efficiency adoption and econometric models of the effects of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. 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. He has been published in top-tier journals such as Science, Nature, Marketing Science, and the Journal of the Association of Environmental & Resource Economists. 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 the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to New Zealand. His Ph.D. is from Stanford University, where he studied management science & engineering and economics. Before beginning a career as an economist, he was a wilderness ranger in Wyoming and New Hampshire.