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, 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

Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
 • China Energy & Climate Project
Kishimoto, P. N., V. J. Karplus, M. Zhong, E. Saikawa, X. Zhang and X. Zhang (2017). Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 54(July 2017): 30-49 (doi: 10.1016/j.trd.2017.02.012)
Joint Program Technical Note
Chen, Y.-H.H., S. Paltsev, J. Reilly, J. Morris, V. Karplus, A. Gurgel, N. Winchester, P. Kishimoto, É. Blanc and M. Babiker (2017). March, 32 p. [PDF]
Working Paper
Jenkins, J.D. and V.J. Karplus (2016). WIDER Working Paper Series, Paper 2016 / 44
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
 • China Energy & Climate Project
Davidson, M.R., D. Zhang, W. Xiong, X. Zhang & V.J. Karplus (2016). Nature Energy, 1: Article #16086
Joint Program Report
 • China Energy & Climate Project
Karplus, V.J., X. Shen and D. Zhang (2016). Joint Program Report Series Report 303, October, 22 p. [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
MIT News | 
May 15, 2017
News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Apr 14, 2017
In The News
Wall Street Journal | 
Sep 16, 2016
News Release
MIT News | 
Jun 20, 2016
News Release
Joint Program News | 
May 19, 2016