November 15, 2023

Application Open for new Postdoctoral Associate position

MIT CEEPR will now accept applications for a new postdoctoral associate to assume a position in energy and environmental economics analysis. The selected candidate will work with Professor Christopher R. Knittel on research related to energy and environmental economics, including topics such as the impact of aircraft noise on real estate values, consumer preferences in transportation, and the value of environmental amenities. If you are interested, please review the job post at the link below and submit an application through the MIT HR link.

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October 31, 2023

In a first, MIT trains students to resolve clean energy conflicts

Curbing climate change — and extreme weather for future generations — depends squarely on society’s ability to rapidly build new clean energy infrastructure despite the messy puzzle of local, state and federal reviews projects must overcome. Six MIT Technology and Policy Program students, including CEEPR Graduate Research Assistant Kailin Graham (pictured), are enrolled in the MIT Renewable Energy Clinic which is designed to train students in negotiation and mediation for siting and development of clean energy projects. Read more about this first-of-its-kind course on ABC News.

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October 18, 2023

Op-Ed: Petrostates usually benefit from war. Let’s make sure Iran and Russia don’t.

An unfortunate fact about oil markets is that all petrostates profit from violence — whether they perpetrate it themselves or benefit when other petrostates do. And that creates a conundrum for U.S. policymakers: How to punish Iran for its suspected assistance to Hamas without helping Russia during its war on Ukraine? CEEPR faculty affiliate Catherine Wolfram and MIT Sloan professor Simon Johnson propose a solution: Impose a price cap on Iran’s oil exports. Read more about their thinking in the full Op-Ed at the Washington Post.

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The Roosevelt Project

The Roosevelt Project takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine the transitional challenges associated with progress toward a deeply decarbonized U.S. economy. The project aims to chart a path forward through the transition that minimizes worker and community dislocations and enables at-risk communities to sustain employment levels by taking advantage of the economic opportunities present for regional economic development.

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The CATE Project

The Climate Action Through Education Project aims to develop a science-based climate curriculum for U.S high school students, placing particular emphasis on reaching populations who are underserved and on countering climate denial messages. The curriculum will inform students about the causes and consequences of anthropogenic climate change, while equipping them with the knowledge and sense of agency to contribute to climate mitigation and adaptation.

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The E2e Project

Through an interdisciplinary approach to the so-called ‘energy efficiency gap’, the E2e Project seeks to evaluate and strengthen policies and incentives for improved energy efficiency. Proven research designs used to achieve these aims include randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental designs, with data and customer access provided through formal partnerships with private-sector companies.

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