Paltsev, Sergey

Sergey Paltsev
Deputy Director, Joint Program
Senior Research Scientist, Joint Program
Senior Research Scientist, MITEI and CEEPR
Director, Energy-at-Scale Center

Phone: 

617-253-0514

Office: 

E19-429F

Focus Areas

Energy Transition, Policy Scenarios, Climate Policy, Regional Analysis, Multi-Sector Dynamics

Bio

Dr. Sergey Paltsev is a Deputy Director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Energy Initiative and MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), and a Director of the MIT Energy-at-Scale Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA.

He is the lead modeler in charge of the MIT Economic Projection and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model of the world economy.

His research covers a wide range of topics including energy economics, climate policy, taxation, advanced energy technologies, and international trade. Sergey is an Advisory Board Member for the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Consortium and a Member of the Economy-Wide Modeling Panel for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board. Dr. Paltsev is an author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and books.

He is a recipient of the 2012 Pyke Johnson Award (by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, USA, for the best paper in the area of planning and environment), the Best Policy Analysis Paper of 2012 by Environmental Science and Technology Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Best 2004 Research Award by Tokyo Electric Power Company, Japan.

Sergey was a Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In 2007-2008 Dr. Paltsev was a member of the Expert Panel on the Economics of Climate Change for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Before joining MIT in 2002, Sergey Paltsev worked as a Consultant for International Management and Communication Corporation and The World Bank, and as an Executive Director of the Program in Economics and Management of Technology at Belarusian State University. He received a Diploma in Radiophysics and Electronics from Belarusian State University and PhD in Economics from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Education + Credentials
University of Colorado, Boulder, Economics, Ph.D., 2001
University of Colorado, Boulder, Economics, M.A., 1996
The Economics Institute, Boulder, Economics, Advanced Diploma, 1994
Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, Application of Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Modeling and Computers in Scientific Research, Post-Graduate School, 1993
Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, Radiophysics and Electronics, Diploma, 1989

Recent Publications

Joint Program Report
Y.-H. Henry Chen, Erik Ens, Olivier Gervais, Hossein Hosseini, Craig Johnston, Serdar Kabaca, Miguel Molico, Sergey Paltsev, Alex Proulx and Argyn Toktamyssov (2022). Joint Program Report Series Report 356, January, 28 p. [PDF]
Student Dissertation or Thesis
Kumar, H.  (2021). MS Thesis, MIT System Design and Management Program , [PDF]
Joint Program Report
Paltsev, S., A. Gurgel, J. Morris, H. Chen, S. Dey and S. Marwah (2021). Joint Program Report Series Report 355, September, 32 p. [PDF]
Journal Article
Paltsev, S., J. Morris, H. Kheshgi and H. Herzog (2021). Applied Energy, 300, 117322 (doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117322)
Journal Article
Paltsev, S, A. Ghandi, J. Morris and H. Chen (2021). Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, 11(1) (doi: 10.5547/2160-5890.11.1.spal) [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
MIT News | 
Jan 03, 2022
News Release
MIT Office of the Vice President for Research | 
Nov 17, 2021
News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Nov 07, 2021
In The News
Time | 
Nov 07, 2021
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Yahoo Finance | 
Nov 07, 2021
News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Nov 01, 2021
In The News
Yahoo Finance | 
Oct 25, 2021
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Joint Program News | 
Oct 07, 2021