Davidson, Michael

Michael Davidson
Alumnus, Engineering Systems, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Focus Areas

Energy, Regional Analysis
China Project

Bio

Twitter:  @east_winds

Doctoral Committee:
Dr. Ignacio Perez-Arriaga (Chair)
Dr. Valerie Karplus
Dr. Margaret Pearson (University of Maryland)

Research Topics:
Modeling framework for large-scale penetration of low-carbon electricity sources, Chinese energy policy.

M.S. Thesis: Regulatory and Technical Barriers to Wind Energy Integration in Northeast China [More Information]

Ph.D. Dissertation: Creating Markets for Winde Electricity in China: Case Studies in Energy Policy and Regulation

 

Education + Credentials
B.S. Mathematics and Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 2008
B.A. Japanese Studies, Case Western Reserve University, 2008
M.S., MIT, Technology and Policy Program, 2014
Ph.D., MIT, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, 2018

Recent Publications

Student Dissertation or Thesis
Davidson, M. (2018). PhD Thesis, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society [PDF]
Journal Article
 • China Energy & Climate Project
Davidson, M.R. and J. I. Pérez-Arriaga (2018). IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, online first (doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2822480) [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Book/Chapter
Karplus, V.J., M. Davidson and F. Kahrl (2017). Chapter 13 in: The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions, D. Arent, C. Arent, M. Miller, F. Tarp, O. Zinaman (eds.), UNU-WIDER/Oxford University Press, Helsinki, Finland. http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/openaccess/9780198802242.pdf [PDF]
Working Paper
 • China Energy & Climate Project
Davidson, M.R., F. Kahrl and V.J. Karplus (2016). UNU-WIDER Working Paper Series, 2016/32
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
 • China Energy & Climate Project
Davidson, M.R., D. Zhang, W. Xiong, X. Zhang & V.J. Karplus (2016). Nature Energy, 1: Article #16086

News + Media

News Brief
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Apr 14, 2017
News Release
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Feb 22, 2017
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Jan 31, 2017
In The News
MIT Energy Initiative | 
Nov 22, 2016
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Nov 22, 2016
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chinadialogue | 
Jul 25, 2016
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Jun 20, 2016
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May 10, 2016