The Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) conducts policy-related research in energy and environmental economics, drawing on faculty and student resources from the Sloan School of Management, the MIT Department of Economics, and the MIT Energy Initiative. CEEPR also collaborates with engineers and scientists as a co-sponsor of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, along with the MIT Center for Global Change Science.
The center's distinguishing characteristic is its dedication to high-quality, empirically-grounded economic analysis of corporate and public policy issues. For over 30 years, CEEPR has made important contributions to the analysis of energy markets, the organization and regulation of energy industries, and environmental problems. CEEPR's current research focuses on emissions markets; electric utility restructuring; investment, finance, and risk management in energy and environmental projects; human welfare and the environment; and the effectiveness of environmental regulation. The results of the research are disseminated through publications, workshops, educational programs and public outreach activities around the world.
Professor Christopher Knittel, of the MIT Sloan School of Management, is the center's director. For more information, contact the executive director, John Parsons, E19-411, 617-324-3745, firstname.lastname@example.org.