Christopher Knittel


Christopher Knittel

Support Staff

Get in Touch



Academic Groups

Academic Area

Centers & Initiatives

Christopher Knittel is the George P. Shultz Professor and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Prior to MIT Sloan, Knittel taught at the University of California, Davis, and at Boston University. His research focuses on industrial organization, environmental economics, and applied econometrics.

Knittel is an associate editor of The American Economic Journal— Economic Policy, The Journal of Industrial Economics, and the Journal of Energy Markets. His research has appeared in The American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Industrial Economics, The Energy Journal, and other academic journals. He also is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Productivity, Industrial Organization, and Energy and Environmental Economics groups.

Knittel holds a BA in economics and political science from California State University, Stanislaus; an MA in economics from the University of California, Davis; and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. 



Knittel earns Professor of the Year Award

June 14, 2024

Knittel wins IJIO award


"Exporting Global Warming? Coal Trade and the Shale Gas Boom."

Knittel, Christopher R., Konstantinos Metaxoglou, Anson Soderbery, and Andres Trindade. The Canadian Journal of Economics. Forthcoming. CEEPR Working Paper.

"Assessing the Distribution of Employment Vulnerability to the Energy Transition Using Employment Carbon Footprints."

Graham, Kailin and Christopher Knittel. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol. 121, No. 7 (2024).

"​Subsidizing Fuel Efficient Cars: Evidence from China's Automobile Industry."

Chen, Chia-Wen, Wei-Min Hu, and Christopher R. Knittel. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Vol. 14, No. 4 (2021). CEEPR Working Paper. Online Appendix.

"​Machine Learning from Schools about Energy Efficiency."

​Burlig, Fiona, Christopher R. Knittel, David Rapson, Mar Reguant, and Catherine Wolfram. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Vol. 7, No. 6 (2020): 1181-1217.

"Racial and Gender Discrimination in Transportation Network Companies."

Ge, Yanbo, Christopher R. Knittel, Don MacKenzie, and Stephen Zoepf. ​Journal of Public Economics Vol. 190, (2020): 104205. SSRN Preprint.

"The Short-run and Long-run Effects of Covid-19 on Energy and the Environment."

Gillingham, Kenneth T., Christopher R. Knittel, Jing Li, Marten Ovaere, and Mar Reguant. Joule Vol. 4, No. 7 (2020): 1337-1341.

Load More

Recent Insights


Pioneering Climate Change Solutions

From a new climate policy center to slow fashion and circular plastic, MIT Sloan is at the cutting edge of innovation.

Read More

Interim Dean Georgia Perakis Provides Updates from Leadership

Interim Dean Georgia Perakis provided alumni at MIT Sloan Reunion 2024 with updates on the state of the school and told everyone how proud she was of them.

Read More
Load More

Media Highlights

Load More