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

Selected Publications

Lifset, R., S. Ali, and T. Makov. 2020. Review of Material Efficiency Policies for Climate Change Mitigation. In IRP. Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future. Hertwich, E., Lifset, R., Ali, S., Pauliuk, S., Heeren, Tu, Q. A report of the International Resource Panel. United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.

Hertwich, E. R. Lifset, S. Pauliuk, and N.Heeren 2019. Bridging the gap: enhancing material efficiency in residential buildings and cars. In United Nations Environment Programme. Emissions Gap Report 2019. UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya.

Chertow, M., R. Lifset, and T. Yang. 2018.  Industrial ecology. In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Edited by D. Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199830060-0200

Lifset, R. 2016. The role of government in extended producer responsibility: A discussion of selected governance issues. In Extended producer responsibility: Updated guidance for efficient waste management. Paris: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Kalimo, H. and R. Lifset. 2015. Thinking under the box: Public choice and constitutional law perspectives on city-level environmental policy. William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review. 40(1): 200-234.

Lifset, R. and M. Eckelman. 2013. Material efficiency in a multi-material world. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 371(1986). 1471-2962

Lifset, R. and F. Boons.  2012. "Industrial Ecology: Business Management in a Material World." In The Oxford Handbook of Business and the Natural Environment, edited by P. Bansal and A. Hoffman.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Lifset, R. J., M. J. Eckelman, E. M. Harper, Z. Hausfather, and G. Urbina. 2012. Metal lost and found: Dissipative uses and releases of copper in the United States 1975–2000. Science of the Total Environment 417–418(0): 138-147.

Johnson, J., E. M. Harper, R. Lifset, and T. E. Graedel. 2007. “Dining at the periodic table: Metals concentrations as they relate to recycling.” Environmental Science & Technology 41(5): 1759-1765.

Lifset, Reid, Robert Gordon, Thomas Graedel, Sabrina Spatari, Marlen Bertram "Where Has All the Copper Gone? The Stocks and Flows Project, Part 1" JOM October 2002.

Lifset, R. and T. E. Graedel. 2001. “Industrial Ecology: Goals and Definitions.” In Handbook for Industrial Ecology, edited by R. U. Ayres and L. Ayres. Brookfield: Edward Elgar.

Lifset, R. 1993. Take it back: Extended producer responsibility as a form of incentive-based policy. Journal of Resource Management and Technology 21(4): 163-175.


Presentation by Reid Lifset at the seminar organized by the Environmental Institute, “The Circular Economy: Regulatory and Commercial Law Implications,” February 23, 2016.