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





Focus Areas

Energy Transition, Policy Scenarios, Climate Policy, Air Quality & Health, 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
Qiu, M., Y. Weng, J. Cao, N.E. Selin and V.J. Karplus (2020). Environmental Science & Technology, Online first (doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c01381)
Journal Article
Mulvaney, K., N.E. Selin, A. Giang, M. Muntean, C-T Li, D. Zhang, H. Angot, C.P. Thackray and V. Karplus (2020). Environmental Science and Technology, online first (doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b06741)
Journal Article
 • China Energy & Climate Project
Karplus, V.J., X. Shen and D. Zhang (2020). The Energy Journal, 41(4) (doi: 10.5547/01956574.41.4.vkar)
Joint Program Reprint, 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) [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Singh, A., N. Winchester and V.J. Karplus  (2019). Climate Change Economics , 10(3) (DOI: 10.1142/S201000781950009X) [PDF]

News + Media

Foreign Affairs | 
Apr 14, 2020
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Jan 17, 2020
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