Morris, Jennifer

Jennifer Morris
Joint Program Principal Research Scientist

Phone: 

617-715-5431

Office: 

E19-429P

Focus Areas

Infrastructure & Investment, Energy Transition, Policy Scenarios, Regional Analysis, Multi-Sector Dynamics

Bio

Research Interests:

Dr. Jennifer Morris is a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the MIT Energy Initiative. Much of her research focuses on energy transitions and economic development pathways as well as uncertainty and decision-making.  Jennifer is a key contributor to the development of the MIT Integrated Global System Modeling(IGSM) framework, focusing on the human system component, the Economic Projection and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model. With this modeling framework, she develops integrated economic and climate scenarios, generates large ensembles, analyzes policy impacts, explores technology and mitigation pathways and transitions, and examines multi-sector dynamics. Her uncertainty-related work involves quantifying key uncertainties and applying different methodological approaches to models in order to formally represent such uncertainties and explore how they impact near-term decisions. A key focus is evaluating risks to different investment options in energy and water and identifying those that are robust to potential risks. Jennifer holds a PhD in Engineering Systems and a M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT.

Education + Credentials
Ph.D., Engineering Systems Division, MIT 2013
M.S., Technology and Policy Program, MIT, 2009
B.A., Public Policy Analysis and History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
Ph.D. Thesis: Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions under Uncertainty: A General Equilibrium Analysis
Master's Thesis: Combining a Renewable Portfolio Standard with a Cap-and-Trade Policy: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Recent Publications

Joint Program Report
Schlosser, C.A., C. Frankenfeld, S. Eastham, X. Gao, A. Gurgel, A. McCluskey, J. Morris, S. Orzach, K. Rouge, S. Paltsev and J. Reilly (2022). Joint Program Report Series Report 361, September, 27 p. [PDF]
Journal Article
Srikrishnan, V., D.C. Lafferty, . . . , J.F. Morris, et al. (2022). Earth's Future, 10(8) (doi: 10.1029/2021EF002644)
Journal Article
Chen, Y.-H. Henry, S. Paltsev, A. Gurgel, J. Reilly and J. Morris  (2022). Low Carbon Economy, 13(2) (doi: 10.4236/lce.2022.132005)
Journal Article
Paltsev, S., A. Gurgel, J. Morris, H. Chen, S. Dey and S. Marwah (2022). Energy Economics, 112, 106149
Joint Program Report
Atkinson, W., S.D. Eastham, Y.-H.H. Chen, J. Morris, S. Paltsev, C.A. Schlosser and N.E. Selin (2022). Joint Program Report Series Report 359, June, 19 p. [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
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Oct 03, 2022
News Brief
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Oct 03, 2022
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Oct 03, 2022
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Jun 29, 2022
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Apr 07, 2022
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Apr 05, 2022