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

Journal Article
DeLisi, C., A. Patrinos, M. MacCracken, D. Drell, G. Annas, A. Arkin6, G. Church, R. Cook-Deegan, H. Jacoby, M. Lidstrom, J. Melillo, R. Milo, K. Paustian, J. Reilly, R. Roberts, D. Segre, S. Solomon, D. Woolf, S. Wullschleger and X. Yang   (2020). BioDesign Research, 2020 (1016207) (doi: 10.34133/2020/1016207)
Joint Program Report
Jacoby, H., D. Montgomery and M. Yuan (2018). Joint Program Report Series Report 329, April, 14 p. [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Monier, E., S. Paltsev, A. Sokolov, Y.-H.H. Chen, X. Gao, Q. Ejaz, E. Couzo, C. Schlosser, S. Dutkiewicz, C. Fant, J. Scott, D. Kicklighter, J. Morris, H. Jacoby, R. Prinn and M. Haigh  (2018). Nature Communications, 9, 660 (doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02984-9) [PDF]
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]

News + Media

Yale Climate Connections | 
Sep 08, 2020
Scientific American | 
Jul 10, 2020
The Hill | 
May 18, 2020
The Hill | 
Dec 21, 2019
News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Dec 11, 2019
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Nov 26, 2019