Jacoby, Henry

Henry Jacoby
Professor of Management (Emeritus), Sloan School of Management
Founding Co-Director, Joint Program
Former Director, CEEPR





Focus Areas

Infrastructure & Investment, Energy Transition, Policy Scenarios, Climate Policy


Henry D. Jacoby is the William F. Pounds Professor of Management (Emeritus) in the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and a founding Co-Director of the M.I.T. Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, which is focused on the integration of the natural and social sciences and policy analysis in application to the threat of global climate change. An undergraduate mechanical engineer at the University of Texas at Austin, he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University where he also served on the faculties of the Department of Economics and the Kennedy School of Government. He has been Director of the Harvard Environmental Systems Program, Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Associate Director of the MIT Energy Laboratory, and Chair of the MIT Faculty. He currently serves on a U.S. National Academies Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Education + Credentials
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1957
M.P.A., Public Administration, Harvard University, 1963
Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 1967
Courses taught:Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy

Recent Publications

Yohe, G., H. Jacoby, R. Richels and B. Santer (2023). Springer Cham, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-96372-9_1
Journal Article
Yuan, M., A. Barron, N. Selin, P. Picciano, L. Metz, J. Reilly and H. Jacoby (2022). Environmental Research Letters, 17(5) (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac6227)
Working Paper
Reinhart, C., Z. Berzolla, H. Jacoby, J. Reilly and C. Schuler  (2021). SSRN, Online first
Joint Program Report
Yuan, M., A. Barron, N. Selin, P. Picciano, L. Metz, J. Reilly and H. Jacoby (2021). Joint Program Report Series Report 351, April, 24 p. [PDF]
Joint Program Report
Morris, J., A. Sokolov, A. Libardoni, C. Forest, S. Paltsev, J. Reilly, C.A. Schlosser, R. Prinn, H. Jacoby (2021). Joint Program Report Series Report 349, [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
Joint Program News | 
Apr 04, 2023
News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Mar 14, 2023
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Jun 08, 2022
Joint Program News | 
Jun 08, 2022
The Hill | 
May 09, 2022
Yale Climate Connections | 
Jan 05, 2022
News Release
Joint Program News | 
May 24, 2021
In The News
Associated Press | 
Apr 23, 2021
Scientific American | 
Feb 19, 2021