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

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
Kwon, S.Y., N.E. Selin, A. Giang, V.J. Karplus and D. Zhang (2018). Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32(3): 437-462 (doi: 10.1002/2017GB005824)
Journal Article
 • China Energy & Climate Project
Li, M., D. Zhang, C-T. Li, K.M. Mulvaney, N.E. Selin and V.J. Karplus (2018). Nature Climate Change, 8, 398–403 (doi: 10.1038/s41558-018-0139-4)
Other Publications
 • China Energy & Climate Project
Jotzo, F., V. Karplus, M. Grubb, A. Löschel, K. Neuhoff, L. Wu and F. Teng (2018). Nature Climate Change, 8: 265–267
Joint Program Report
Singh, A., N. Winchester and V.J. Karplus (2018). Joint Program Report Series Report 327, March, 16 p. [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Book/Chapter
Karplus, V.J. and J. Jenkins (2017). Chapter 3 in: The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions, D. Arent, C. Arent, M. Miller, F. Tarp, O. Zinaman (eds.), UNU-WIDER/Oxford University Press, Helsinki, Finland (http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/openaccess/9780198802242.pdf) [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
MIT News | 
Jun 18, 2018
The Conversation | 
May 03, 2018
Nature Climate Change | 
Apr 05, 2018
In The News
MIT Spectrum | 
Feb 21, 2018
News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Jan 11, 2018
News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Dec 20, 2017
Around Campus
MIT News | 
Nov 07, 2017
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Oct 19, 2017