Matthew J. Kotchen

Professor of Economics

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Tel: 203 432-9533

Faculty Support
Rachel Radin, 203-432-9794



B.A. University of Vermont
M.S. University of Maine
M.S., Ph.D. University of Michigan


Matthew Kotchen is a professor of economics at Yale University, with a primary appointment is in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and 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 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 that U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC.  Kotchen also serves on the Environmental Economics Advosory Board of Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has acted as the visiting chief economist of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

Link to Kotchen's more detailed webpage

Link to Yale Environmental Economics Seminar

Link to Yale Environmental Economics Group Website