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Joe Aldy is an Associate Professor of
Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at
Harvard University, a Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future,
a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic
Research, and a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and
International Studies. He is also the Faculty Chair for the
Regulatory Policy Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for
Business and Government. His research focuses on climate change
policy, energy policy, and mortality risk valuation. 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. Aldy was a Fellow at Resources for the Future from 2005 to
2008 and served on the staff of the President's Council of Economic
Advisers from 1997 to 2000. He also served as the Co-Director of
the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements,
Co-Director of the International Energy Workshop, and Treasurer for
the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists before
joining the Obama Administration. He holds a PhD in economics from
Harvard University, a Master of Environmental Management degree
from the Nicholas School of the Environment, and a BA from Duke
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Aldy, Joseph, and William A. Pizer. "Competitiveness Impacts of
Climate Change Mitigation Policies." Journal of the Association
of Environmental and Resource Economists 2.4 (December 2015):
Aldy, Joseph. "Policy Surveillance in the G20 Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Agreement: Lessons for Climate Policy." Climatic Change
(September 28, 2015).
Aldy, Joseph. "Pricing Climate Risk Mitigation." Nature Climate
Change 5 (April 2015): 396-398.
Pizer, William, Matthew Adler, Joseph Aldy, David Anthoff, Maureen
Cropper, Kenneth Gillingham, Michael Greenstone, Brian Murray,
Richard Newell, Richard Richels, Arden Rowell, Stephanie Waldhoff,
and Jonathan Wiener. "Using and Improving the Social Cost of
Carbon." Science 346.6213 (December 2014): 1181-1182.
- Edited Volumes
Aldy, Joseph E., and Robert N. Stavins, eds. Post-Kyoto
International Climate Policy: Implementing Architectures for
Agreement. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Houde, Sebastien, and Joseph Aldy. "Belt and Suspenders and More:
The Incremental Impact of Energy Efficiency Subsidies in the
Presence of Existing Policy Instruments." HKS Faculty Research
Working Paper Series RWP14-046, September 2014.
Aldy, Joseph. "The Labor Market Impacts of the 2010 Deepwater
Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Oil Drilling Moratorium." HKS
Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-037, August 2014.
Aldy, Joseph, and Seamus Smyth. "Heterogeneity in the Value of
Life." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-024, May