Associate director for research, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change at MIT
areas of expertise: economics, emissions, agriculture, biofuels, land use change, climate change policy, air pollution, trade in energy, technical change, behavioral and policy sciences (bps), environmental impact
John Reilly is the associate director for research in the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and a senior lecturer in the MIT Sloan School of Management, with a PhD (1983) and MS (1980) in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS (1978) from the University of Wisconsin.
His research career has focused on the integrated assessment of climate change, including modeling of energy use and air pollution, biofuels, and greenhouse gas emissions and climate’s effects on agriculture, including consideration of land use change. His work has been published in more than 150 articles, reports and volume chapters. He has served in a variety of capacities on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was the Co-Chair of the U.S. National Agricultural Assessment on Climate Variability and Change, served on early committees in the federal government that shaped the direction of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and on a wide range of advisory committees. Prior to joining MIT in 1998, he spent 15 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, with prior service for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Institute for Energy Analysis, Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
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