FEATURED FACULTY-FELLOW PROFILE
David Drake is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on sustainable operations—in particular, on how emissions regulation can impact the capacity portfolios in which firms invest; how such regulation, when unilaterally imposed, impacts technology choice, facility location, and regional competitiveness; and how creative collaboration can improve the economic feasibility of clean technologies among logistics providers. Professor Drake has also authored pedagogical cases focusing on technology choice under emissions regulation and closed-loop supply chains. Through his research, Professor Drake has worked closely with a number of firms regulated under the European Union Emissions Trading System, and attended the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP-15) as a delegate. Earlier, Professor Drake spent five years at Random House, where he led publishing operations projects and production purchasing groups.
NEWS & PUBLICATIONS
HEEP Faculty Fellows Lay Foundation for Improved Environmental Regulation in India
December 12, 2013
Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy and HEEP Faculty Fellow, Michael Greenstone, 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at MIT and HEEP Associate Scholar, and their colleagues recently published a paper presenting the results of a two-year study, the goal of which was to improve the effectiveness of environmental regulation in India. HEEP provided partial support for the study. Read more here.
Energy Efficiency Gap Workshop
December 9, 2013
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program, along with the Duke University Energy Initiative, hosted a two-day workshop on October 24-25, 2013 at the Harvard Kennedy School titled, "Evaluating the Energy Efficiency Gap." The workshop was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Read more here.
December 4, 2013
Authors and HEEP associates Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman question a new study from the journal Nature that claims, "By 2047, Coldest Years May Be Warmer Than Hottest in Past, Scientists Say." Wagner and Weitzman warn that there are uncertainties around climate impacts that we cannot currently resolve and that these uncertainties may warrant more, rather than less, action to reduce emissions. Read The New York Times article here.
The Climate Chairman
November 14, 2013
The journal Nature recently profiled Ottmar Edenhofer, focusing on his leadership role within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, has worked closely with Edenhofer in the IPCC over the last four years. Edenhofer and Stavins co-hosted a workshop in Berlin in May 2014 examining options for the ongoing United Nations climate negotiations. Read the Nature article here.
Evaluating the Energy Efficiency Gap: Research and Practice
This joint initiative between Duke and Harvard University will advance understanding of the "energy efficiency gap" and the diverse factors that affect the adoption of energy-efficient equipment and practices. It focuses on differences between predicted and observed adoption of these technologies. The initiative's findings will inform future research and policy. Learn more here.
Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
Learn about this exciting initiative, whose goal is to identify
policy architectures that hold promise as successors to the
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