Reid J. Lifset

Associate Research Scholar, Resident Fellow in Industrial Ecology, Associate Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology

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Tel: 203 432-6949
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511



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 resident fellow in industrial ecology and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, an international peer-reviewed biomonthly headquartered at and owned by Yale University and published by Wiley-Blackwell. 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 and the evolution of extended producer responsibility (EPR). He is also currently investigating the global life cycle of metals and the environmental implications of a shift to bio-based materials and fuels. He has published extensively on EPR and on solid waste issues in professional and academic publications and is editor of the Yale Working Papers on Solid Waste Policy. He serves on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. EPA and is a member of the governing council of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) and the editorial advisory board for the Springer book series on Eco-efficiency in Industry & Science.