Winchester, Niven

Niven Winchester
Principal Research Scientist, Joint Program

Phone: 

617-253-6958

Office: 

off-site

Focus Areas

Food, Water & Forestry, Energy, Climate Policy, Regional Analysis

Bio

Dr. Niven Winchester is Principal Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Winchester’s research focuses on analyses of climate, energy and trade policies using applied general equilibrium analysis.

Dr. Winchester has published extensively in leading peer-reviewed academic journals, including The American Economic Review, The Energy Journal, Energy Economics, and Environmental Science and Technology. Dr. Winchester has advised several organizations on trade and energy issues, including the OECD, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Dr. Winchester is founding co-editor of the Journal of Global Economic Analysis. He was named a Global Trade Analysis Project Research Fellow for the periods 2013-2016 and 2017-2020 for his contributions to the applied general equilibrium community.

Dr. Winchester also has an interest in sports economics and his research on sports ranking systems inspired a change to how major rugby competitions award league points.

Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Winchester held a faculty position at the University of Otago and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham.

Education + Credentials
Ph.D., Economics, University of Nottingham, 2002
M.Ec., Economics, Australian National University, 1997
B.Com., Economics, University of Otago, New Zealand, 1996

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Winchester, N.  (2019). Journal of Air Transport Management, 80 (Article 101692) (doi: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2019.101692)
Journal Article
Singh, A., N. Winchester and V.J. Karplus  (2019). Climate Change Economics , 10(3) (DOI: 10.1142/S201000781950009X) [PDF]
Journal Article
Winchester, N. and J.M. Reilly (2019). Climate Change Economics, 10(3) (DOI: 10.1142/S2010007819500106)
Special Report
Paltsev, S., M. Mehling, N. Winchester, J. Morris and K. Ledvina (2018). MIT Joint Program Special Report, [PDF]
Special Report
Paltsev, S., M. Mehling, N. Winchester, J. Morris and K. Ledvina (2018). MIT Joint Program Special Report, [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
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Jul 26, 2019
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Jul 24, 2019
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Jul 17, 2019
News Brief
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Mar 11, 2019
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Dec 10, 2018
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Nov 13, 2018
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Oct 05, 2018