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Joseph Aldy

Appointment
Professor of the Practice of Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Ofer Bldg 403
617-496-7213
API-165

This course applies economic tools to understand the rationale, design, and evaluation of public policies focused on energy and environmental problems. The course examines the efficacy, welfare, and distributional impacts of an array of policy approaches, including carbon pricing, subsidies for energy efficiency and renewable power, cap-and-trade programs for conventional air pollutants, fossil fuel subsidies, clean energy research and development, fuel economy standards, information programs, and multilateral climate and energy policy governance.

Prerequisites: API-101 and API-201, or equivalents.