Karplus, Valerie

China Project
Valerie Karplus
Class of 1943 Career Development Professor, Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management
Project Director, Tsinghua-MIT China Energy and Climate Project

Phone: 

617-800-7982

Office: 

E62-482

Focus Areas

Air Quality & Health, Energy, Climate Policy, Regional Analysis
Education + Credentials
B.S., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Political Science, Yale University, 2002
S.M., Technology and Policy Program, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, 2008
Ph.D., Technology and Management, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, 2011
Master's Thesis: Prospects for Plug-In Hybrid Transportation in the United States: A General Equilibrium Analysis
Doctoral Thesis: Climate and Energy Policy for U.S. Passenger Vehicles: A Technology-Rich Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Li, M., D. Zhang, C.-T. Li, N.E. Selin, V.J. Karplus (2019). Environmental Research Letters, 14(8) (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab26ca)
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Singh, A., N. Winchester and V.J. Karplus  (2019). Climate Change Economics , 10(3) (DOI: 10.1142/S201000781950009X) [PDF]
Journal Article
Helveston, J.P., Y. Wang, V.J. Karplus and E.R.H. Fuchs (2019). Research Policy, 48(1) 206-222
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Zhang, D., Q. Zhang, Q. Shaozhou, J. Huang, V.J. Karplus and X. Zhang (2019). Nature Climate Change, 9: 164-169 (doi: 10.1038/s41558-018-0394-4)
Journal Article
Karplus, V.J. and X. Zhang (2018). Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, 6(2): 73–86 (doi:10.5547/2160-5890.6.1.vkar)

News + Media

In The News
Energy Futures | 
Dec 04, 2019
In The News
Scientific American | 
Jul 26, 2019
News Release
MIT News | 
Jul 24, 2019
News Release
MIT News | 
Oct 05, 2018
In The News
Knowledge@Wharton | 
Jul 03, 2018
News Release
MIT News | 
Jun 18, 2018