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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
Evaluating the Energy Efficiency Gap: Research and Practice
May 20, 2013
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.
HEEP Student Paper Prizes 2012-2013
May 15, 2013
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program has awarded three prizes to Harvard University students for the best research papers addressing a topic in environmental, energy, or resource economics—one prize each for a senior thesis, master's student paper, and doctoral student paper. Each prize was accompanied by a monetary award.
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Stavins publishes paper collection
March 22, 2013
Professor Robert Stavins, director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, recently published the second volume of his collected papers with Edward Elgar Publishing: Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy: Selected Papers of Robert N. Stavins, 2000-2011. The 26 essays in the volume cover a wide range of topics, including: environmental policy analysis; economic analysis of environmental policy instruments; economics and technical change; natural resource economics – land and water; and domestic and international climate change policy. The first volume of Professor Stavins' papers was published in 2000 — also by Edward Elgar — covering the period 1988-1999. For a video of Professor Stavins discussing the two volumes, click here.
Professor Gilbert Metcalf named new Associate Scholar of HEEP
February 20, 2013
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program welcomes Professor Gilbert (Gib) Metcalf as an Associate Scholar of the Program. Gib is Professor of Economics at Tufts University and is a leading scholar in the field of energy and environmental economics. During 2011 and 2012, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S. Department of Treasury. While at the Treasury, among other duties, he was the first U.S. Board member for the Green Climate Fund, a multilateral climate-finance fund established in December 2011 at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations in Durban, South Africa. Gib is the second Associate Scholar of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program. In this role, he joins Professor Michael Greenstone of MIT. Read more about Gib's background here and 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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