Joseph Aldy

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Office Address
Taubman-382
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 114
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-7213
Email: Joseph_Aldy@hks.harvard.edu
Assistant
Blake Barr (617-495-8504)
Joseph Aldy

Profile

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 University.

 

Courses

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Research

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): 565-595.
    • 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 2014.

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