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Joseph E. Aldy

University Fellow

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Joe Aldy is an associate professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School. His research focuses on climate change policy, energy policy, and mortality risk valuation. Aldy also currently serves as the faculty chair of the Regulatory Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2009–2010, he served as the special assistant to the president for energy and the environment, reporting through both the White House National Economic Council and the Office of Energy and Climate Change.

Aldy is in RFF’s Energy and Climate Program.


PhD in economics, Harvard University, 2005
Master of environmental management, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, 1995
BA in water resources (independently designed curriculum), Duke University, 1993

Recent Work

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