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Joseph E. Aldy
Visiting Fellow
Stone Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental and Resource Policy, 2005 (for best 2004 paper on Environmental and Resource Policy by a Harvard doctoral student)
Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation Fellowship, 2004-05
Repsol YPF-Harvard Kennedy School of Government Energy Policy Fellowship, 2003-04
Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship, 2003-04
Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 2002, 2003
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship, 2000-03
Fellow, Resources For the Future, 2005-present
Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, Harvard University, 2001-2003
Senior Economist for the Environment and Natural Resources, Council of Economic Advisers, 1999-2000
Senior Advisor for the Global Environment, Council of Economic Advisers, 1998-1999
Staff Economist for the Environment and Natural Resources, Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-1998
Economist, Economic Research Service, Natural Resources and Environment Division, 1996-1997
Associate in Research, Nicholas School of the Environment, 1995-1996
Brookings Institution, University of California–Davis, University of California–Santa Barbara, Columbia University, Duke University, Harvard Law School, Harvard University, International Monetary Fund, Johns Hopkins University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Public Policy Institute of California, RAND Corporation, Resources For the Future, Rice University, Stanford University, Triangle Resource and Environmental Economics Seminar (Duke/North Carolina State University/ Research Triangle Institute), University of Texas–Austin, Vanderbilt University, World Bank, Yale University
Journal Referee:
American Economic Review, B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis Policy, Climate Policy, Climatic Change, Ecological Economics, Economics Letters, Energy Economics, Energy Journal, Energy Policy, Environmental and Resource Economics, Environment and Development Economics, International Economic Review, International Environmental Agreements, Journal of Environment and Development, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Water Resources Research
Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, U.S. Climate Change Science Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Brookings Institution, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, World Resources Institute
American Economics Association
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 
Other Professional Activities:
Co-Director, Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, 2007-9
Co-Director, International Energy Workshop, Cape Town 2006, Palo Alto 2007, Paris 2008
Advisor, Progressive Policy Institute Energy and Environment Project, 2006-7
Consulting Activities:
Center for American Progress, Hewlett Foundation, Moore Foundation, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, World Wildlife Fund -- United States
Member, Government Accountability Office Expert Panel on Climate Change Economics, 2007
Contributor, ClimatePolicy blog, sponsored by AMS, 2007
Reviewer, Morris K. Udall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Competition, 2007
Member, Government Accountability Office Expert Panel on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, 2006
Member, Women in Economics Student Committee, Harvard University, 2001-2002
Class Agent, The Lexington School Alumni Board, Lexington, KY, 1999 - 2001
Member, Alumni Council, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, 1997-2000
Founder and Member, Presidential Management Intern Environmental Working Group, 1996-2000
Featured Publications
Designing Climate Mitigation Policy
Joseph Aldy, Alan J. Krupnick, Richard G. Newell, Ian Parry and William A. Pizer
Journal of Economic Literature | December 2010 | Vol. 48, No. 4 | pp. 203-934 | Related Discussion Paper 08-16
Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy: Implementing Architectures for Agreement
Joseph E. Aldy and Robert N. Stavins, eds.
New York: Cambridge University Press | 2009
Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy: Summary for Policymakers
Joseph E. Aldy and Robert N. Stavins
New York: Cambridge University Press | 2009
Adjusting the Value of a Statistical Life for Age and Cohort Effects
Joseph E. Aldy and W. Kip Viscusi
Review of Economics and Statistics | 2008 | Vol. 90, No. 3 | pp. 573-581 | Related Discussion Paper 06-19
Labor Market Estimates of the Senior Discount for the Value of Statistical Life
W. Kip Viscusi and Joseph E. Aldy
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 2007 | Vol. 53 | pp. 377-392 | Related Discussion Paper 06-12
Energy and Carbon Dynamics at Advanced Stages of Development: An Analysis of the U.S. States, 1960-1999
Joseph E. Aldy
The Energy Journal | 2007 | Vol. 28, Issue 1 | pp. 91-111 | Related Discussion Paper 06-13
Architectures for Agreement: Addressing Global Climate Change in the Post-Kyoto World
Joseph E. Aldy and Robert N. Stavins, eds.
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press | 2007
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