Yuan, Mei

Mei Yuan
Research Scientist, Joint Program


(617) 452-3192



Focus Areas

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


Dr. Yuan specializes in general equilibrium modeling and large-scale general equilibrium model systems for economic assessment of policies in various industries and national and international economies. Her analyses have included US national and regional environmental regulations, the impacts of global environmental policies on energy market, economic implication of natural gas exports, lifting of oil export ban, strategic implications for major energy players of changes in energy markets, the comparison of global energy and environmental policies, the impacts of electric vehicles on electricity systems, and policy effectiveness on energy efficiency.

Education + Credentials
Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, 2007
M.A., Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, 2002
B.A. International Economics, University of International Business and Economics, 1999

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Yuan, M., K. Tapia-Ahumada and J. Reilly (2021). Energy Policy, 154, 112261
Joint Program Report
Yuan, M., A. Barron, N. Selin, P. Picciano, L. Metz, J. Reilly and H. Jacoby (2021). Joint Program Report Series Report 351, April, 24 p. [PDF]
Joint Program Report
Tapia-Ahumada, K.D., J. Reilly, M. Yuan and K. Strzepek (2019). Joint Program Report Series Report 338, September, 22 p. [PDF]
Joint Program Technical Note
Mei Yuan, Sebastian Rausch, Justin Caron, Sergey Paltsev and John Reilly (2019). Joint Program Technical Note, August, 24 p. [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Dimanchev, E., S. Paltsev, M. Yuan, D. Rothenberg, C.Tessum, J.D. Marshall and N.E. Selin (2019). Environmental Research Letters, 14(8) (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab31d9) [PDF]

News + Media

In The News
Washington Examiner | 
Jan 13, 2020
In The News
Power Engineering | 
Dec 06, 2019
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Nov 26, 2019
In The News
Houston Chronicle | 
Nov 06, 2019
In The News
Axios | 
Aug 13, 2019
News Release
MIT News | 
Aug 12, 2019
News Release
MIT News | 
Jul 24, 2018