Centers & Initiatives
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.
Yuan, Mei, Alexander R. Barron, Noelle E. Selin, Paul D. Picciano, Lucy E. Metz, John M Reilly, and Henry D. Jacoby. Environmental Research Letters Vol. 17, No. 5 (2022): 054019.
Yohe, Gary, Richard Richels, and Henry D. Jacoby. In Our Warming Planet: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, edited by Cynthia Rosenzweig, Manishka De Mel, and Martin Parry, 598–617. World Scientific, 2021.
Reilly, John M., Y. -H. Chen, and Henry D. Jacoby. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications Vol. 8, No. 16 (2021).
Schweizer, Vanessa J., Kristie L. Ebi, Detlef P. van Vuuren, Henry D. Jacoby, Keywan Riahi, Jessica Strefler, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Bas J. van Ruijven, and John P. Weyant. One Earth Vol. 3, No. 2 (2020): 166-172.
DeLisi, C. et al. BioDesign Research Vol. 2020, (2020): 1016207.
Erik Landry, Louis Carranza, James R. Gomes, Henry Jacoby, Donald Lessard, Sergey Paltsev, and Bethany Patten. Cambridge, MA: November 2019.
"We need a clear, sober and concerted scientific effort to understand the risks posed by exceeding tipping points."
"Like war, human-caused warming also poses an escalating threat … Things left out of sight and untended on a hot stove can combust.”
“Oversimplification of the underlying science provides those opposed to acting on climate change with opportunities for further mischief.”