Jacquelyn Pless is an Assistant Professor in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management group at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship. Her research interests are in the economics of innovation, energy and environmental economics, and public finance.

Her work focuses on how policymakers, investors, and managers can drive clean energy and environmental innovation, primarily by studying how policies and regulations shape firms’ incentives to innovate, the direction of innovation, and human capital formation.

Jacquelyn is also an Honorary Research Associate with the University of Oxford, a 2022 Distinguished Fellow on Stakeholder Capitalism with the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, a Research Affiliate of CESifo, and an Invited Researcher with J-PAL’s Science for Progress Initiative. Before joining MIT, she held various positions in the public and private sectors, including at the National Conference of State Legislatures supporting governments on energy policy issues, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as an economist, and as the Head of Analytics for a boutique consulting.