B.A., Swarthmore College
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.P.P.M., Yale School of Management
Mr. Lifset’s research and teaching focus on the emerging field of industrial ecology, the study of the environmental consequences of production and consumption. He is a Research Scholar, Resident Fellow in Industrial Ecology and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, an international peer-reviewed biomonthly headquartered at the Center for Industrial Ecology of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and owned by Yale University. In addition, he is associate director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program. Mr. Lifset’s research focuses on the application of industrial ecology to novel problems and research areas, the evolution of extended producer responsibility (EPR), and the development of the circular economy. He is a member of the United Nations International Resource Panel and the governing council of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE).
He has served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board, and the advisory board for the Q Collection in New York City, an environmental design and furnishings firm, and has advised organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Coalition of Northeast Governors, the Luce Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts.