Ben Clinton was recently a Research Scientist with the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) specializing in economic analysis of energy markets. His research focuses on current and future trends toward deep decarbonization in the electric power sector and on quantifying the challenges and opportunities for expanded electrification of consumer products and industrial processes. His ongoing work uses econometric techniques and high-resolution data to (i) assess the efficacy of electric vehicle incentives and (ii) quantify the costs and consequences of energy generation from renewable sources.
Prior to joining CEEPR, Ben was a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Energy Initiative and served as a researcher with the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory studying transportation economics and policy, and was a Senior Analyst at Analysis Group where he specialized in issues of energy, environmental, and antitrust economics. Ben received an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder.