Fowlie and Knittel Codirecting Environment and Energy Program
Meredith Fowlie of the University of California, Berkeley and Christopher Knittel of MIT are the new codirectors of the NBER’s Environment and Energy Program, succeeding Catherine Wolfram of the University of California, Berkeley, who joined the US Treasury Department as deputy assistant secretary for climate policy early this year.
The new codirectors have studied a wide range of issues in energy and environmental economics.
Fowlie is the Class of 1935 Endowed Chair in Energy and professor of agricultural and resource economics at Berkeley, where she codirects the Energy Institute at Haas. Her research has focused on market-based environmental regulations, energy efficiency, and energy use in emerging economies. She has been an NBER affiliate since 2008.
Knittel is the George P. Shultz Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He directs MIT's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. His research has emphasized firm and consumer responses to both energy and environmental policies. He has been an NBER affiliate since 2004.