Jacoby, Henry

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





Focus Areas

Infrastructure Resilience, Energy, 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

Journal Article
Jacoby, H.D., Y.-H.H. Chen, B.P. Flannery (2017). Climate Policy, 17(7): 873–890 (doi: 10.1080/14693062.2017.1357528)
Joint Program Report
Jacoby, H.D., Y.-H.H.Chen and B.P. Flannery (2017). Joint Program Report Series Report 308, February, 17 p. [PDF]
Joint Program Report
Jacoby, H.D. and Y.H.-H. Chen (2015). Joint Program Report Series Report 286, 22 p. [PDF]
Working Paper
Schmalensee, R., V. Bulovic, R. Armstrong, C. Batlle, P. Brown, J. Deutch, H. Jacoby, R. Jaffe, J. Jean, R. Miller, F. O'Sullivan, J. Parsons, J.I. Pérez-Arriaga, N. Seifkar, R. Stoner and C. Vergara (2015). Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Energy Initiative, May
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Lickley, M.J., N. Lin and H.D. Jacoby (2015). Climate Risk Management, 6(2014): 18–26 [PDF]

News + Media

In The News
US News & World Report/AP | 
Nov 09, 2017
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Aug 17, 2017
In The News
BBC World Service | 
Dec 09, 2016
News Release
MIT News | 
Sep 29, 2016
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Dec 16, 2015
In The News
MIT News | 
Dec 14, 2015
Joint Program News | 
Dec 04, 2015
Joint Program News | 
Nov 12, 2015