Richard Eckaus is an expert in macroeconomics, fiscal policy and environmental economics. He is a former consultant to the World Bank, and has been an adviser on economic policy to Egypt, India, Mexico and Portugal, among other countries. He taught at Washington University, Michigan State University and Brandeis University before joining the Department of Economics, MIT in 1962, where he became the Head of the Department from 1986 to 1990. Professor Eckaus has published many research and policy papers on a wide range of problems of developing countries and has been a consultant to international development agencies and government economic agencies in countries in South America, the Caribbean, Europe, North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Asia. He is the recipient from the Portuguese government of the Great Cross of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator. He has also studied and published research and policy papers on economic issues related to global warming.
Prinn, R.G., H.D. Jacoby, A.P. Sokolov, C. Wang, X. Xiao, Z. Yang, R.S. Eckaus, P.H. Stone, A.D. Ellerman, J.M. Melillo, J. Fitzmaurice, D. Kicklighter, G. Holian and Y. Liu, 1999: Integrated global system model (IGSM) for climate policy assessment: Feedbacks and sensitivity studies, Climatic Change, 41(3): 469-549