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Matthew J. Kotchen

Matthew J. Kotchen is a professor of economics at Yale University, with a primary appointment in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and secondary appointments in the School of Management and the Department of Economics. His research interests lie at the intersection of environmental and public economics and policy.

Kotchen is a research associate in the NBER Programs on Environmental and Energy Economics and Public Economics. He has held previous and visiting positions at Williams College, the University of California, Santa Barbara and Berkeley, Stanford University, and Resources for the Future. He has also served as an associate dean of academic affairs at Yale, as deputy assistant secretary for environment and energy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and as a member of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Kotchen leads a new NBER initiative comprising an annual conference in Washington, DC, and an annual publication, both titled Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this is an effort to stimulate policy-relevant research in the field and to disseminate this research directly to policymakers. It is modeled after the NBER initiatives Tax Policy and the Economy and Innovation Policy and the Economy.

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