Reid J. Lifset

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
Fax: 203-432-5912

Faculty Support
Timothy De Cerbo, 203 436-4421

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 Research Scholar, 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, the evolution of extended producer responsibility (EPR), and the characterization of global metal cycles. He is a member of the governing council of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), the advisory board of the American Journal of Science, and the editorial advisory board for the Springer book series on Eco-efficiency in Industry & Science. He did his graduate work in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in management at Yale University.

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.