Paul L. Joskow

Paul L. Joskow

Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus
MIT Department of Economics
Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research

Paul L. Joskow is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus, in the MIT Department of Economics.  He was the president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 2008 through 2017 and is now President, Emeritus.  Professor Joskow was an active member of the MIT faculty from 1972 until 2010, where he served as Head of the MIT Department of Economics from 1994 to 1998 and Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research from 1999 through 2007. He returned to MIT in January 2018.  Professor Joskow’s teaching and research have focused on industrial organization, energy and environmental economics, competition policy, and government regulation of industry. He has published six books and about 150 papers in these areas. Professor Joskow is a member of the Board of Directors of Exelon Corporation, an independent Trustee of the Putnam Mutual Funds, a Trustee of Yale University, and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He previously served on the Boards of Directors of TransCanada, National Grid, New England Electric System, State Farm Indemnity Company, and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Professor Joskow is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Industrial Organization Society. He was the Chair of the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) until April 1, 2015 and was a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) from 2012-2015.  He serves on the Economics Advisory Council of the Environmental Defense Fund and on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Policy Integrity of the NYU School of Law. Professor Joskow is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York. 

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