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

Room 304
380 Edwards Street
New Haven, CT

Education & Curriculum Vitae

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 growing 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 founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, an international peer-reviewed biomonthly headquartered at the Center for Industrial Ecology at the Yale School of of the Environment and owned by Yale University. In addition, he  serves on the UN’s International Resource Panel. His research focuses on extended producer responsibility (EPR); material and resource efficiency and the circular economy; and the environmental impacts of the digital economy.



Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall Spring
Advanced Seminar in Industrial Ecology: Waste Management and the Circular Economy