Henry Donnan Jacoby


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Henry D. Jacoby is the William F. Pounds Professor of Management, Emeritus in the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and former Co-Director of the M.I.T. Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, which is focused on the integration of the natural and social sciences and policy analysis in application to the threat of global climate change. An undergraduate mechanical engineer at the University of Texas at Austin, he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University where he also served on the faculties of the Department of Economics and the Kennedy School of Government.

He has been Director of the Harvard Environmental Systems Program, Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Associate Director of the MIT Energy Laboratory, and Chair of the MIT Faculty. He currently serves on a U.S. National Academies Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and an Academies Committee on Assessing Approaches to Updating the Social Cost of Carbon.


Jacoby Earns Honorary Doctorate


"Climate-Related Financial Disclosures: The Use of Scenarios."

Erik Landry, Louis Carranza, James R. Gomes, Henry Jacoby, Donald Lessard, Sergey Paltsev, and Bethany Patten. Cambridge, MA: November 2019.

"Informing Transparency in the Paris Agreement: The Role of Economic Models."

Jacoby, Henry D., Y. -H. Chen, and Brian Flannery. Climate Policy Vol. 17, No. 7 (2017): 873-890.

"Modeling U.S. Water Resources Under Climate Change."

Blanc, Elodie, Kenneth Strzepek, Adam Schlosser, Henry Jacoby, Arthur Gueneau, Charles Fant, Sebastian Rausch, and John Reilly. Earth's Future Vol. 2, No. 4 (2014): 197-224. Download Paper.

"Chapter 5: The Future of the (U.S.) Electric Grid."

Jacoby, Henry D., John Kassakian, and Richard L. Schmalensee. In Handbook on Energy and Climate Change, edited by Roger Fouquet, 125-139. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2013.

"The Influence of Shale Gas on U.S. Energy and Environmental Policy."

Jacoby, Henry D., F. O’Sullivan and S. Paltsev. Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy Vol. 1, No. 1 (2011): 37-52.

"The Future of U.S. Natural Gas Production, Use, and Trade."

Paltsev, S., Henry D. Jacoby, J. Reilly, Q. Ejaz, J. Morris, F. O’Sullivan, S. Rausch, N. Winchester and O. Kraga. Energy Policy Vol. 39, No. 9 (2011): 5309-5321.

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