Bruno Lanz is a Professor of Applied Economics in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. At MIT, he is an external faculty in the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and in the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from HEC Lausanne in 2004, an M.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London in 2006, where he was awarded the David W. Pearce Prize, and a Ph.D. in economics from ETH Zürich in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Tom Rutherford and John Reilly.

Professor Lanz has worked extensively on the design of environmental policy, including in relation to climate change, the energy transition, global biodiversity, and water resources. He regularly collaborates with governmental agencies and private companies to analyze economic data, administer surveys, or design experiments and informational interventions on topics of joint interest. His research has appeared in The International Economic Review, The European Economic Review, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, The Energy Journal, and The American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and other academic journals.