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Joseph Aldy Appointed Professor of the Practice at Harvard Kennedy School

  • Robert C. Stowe
| May 10, 2019

Joseph Aldy, Co-Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements from 2007–2009 and an active collaborator since, has been appointed Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Dean Douglas Elmendorf announced the appointment on May 9. Aldy is currently associate professor of public policy at HKS.

Aldy has released a number of discussion papers through the Harvard Project; these and related publications on climate-change policy may be found here. Along with his work with the Harvard Project, Aldy has been a Faculty Fellow of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) since 2009.

Robert Stavins, A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development and director of both the Harvard Project and HEEP, commented, “Joe Aldy has made significant contributions to both research and practice in climate-change policy and has been a dedicated teacher and advisor for a generation of students at HKS. Harvard faculty and students who focus on climate change, broader environmental issues, and energy and natural resources will be happy to learn that Joe’s diligent efforts are being rewarded with this significant new academic appointment.”

Aldy’s professional portfolio includes a range of activities with multiple renowned institutions working at the intersection of science, economics, and climate-change and energy policy. He is a University Fellow at Resources for the Future; a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research; a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Energy and Environment Program of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Aldy also serves as faculty chair for the Regulatory Policy Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at HKS.

In 2009–2010, Aldy served as the Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment, reporting through both the National Economic Council and the Office of Energy and Climate Change at the White House. From 1997–2000, he served in various staff positions with the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

Aldy holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, and a B.A. from Duke University.

For more information on this publication: Please contact Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
For Academic Citation: Stowe, Robert. “Joseph Aldy Appointed Professor of the Practice at Harvard Kennedy School.” News, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, May 10, 2019.

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