Jacoby, Henry

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

Phone: 

617-253-6609

Office: 

E19-429H

Focus Areas

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

Bio

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
Schweizer, V.J., K.L. Ebi, D.P. van Vuuren, H.D. Jacboy, K. Riahi, J. Strefler, K. Takahashi, B.J. Van Ruijven and J.P. Weyant (2020). One Earth, 3(2), 166-172 (doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.08.001)
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)

News + Media

News Release
Joint Program News | 
Nov 23, 2020
Commentary
Yale Climate Connections | 
Nov 01, 2020
Commentary
Yale Climate Connections | 
Nov 01, 2020
Commentary
Yale Climate Connections | 
Oct 23, 2020
News Release
Environmental Solutions Initiative | 
Oct 01, 2020
Commentary
Yale Climate Connections | 
Sep 08, 2020
Commentary
Scientific American | 
Jul 10, 2020