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


"Meeting U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goals with the International Air Pollution Provision of the Clean Air Act."

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.

"A Risk Management Approach to Climate Change – Examples from IPCC Assessments."

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.

"The COVID-19 Effect on the Paris Agreement."

Reilly, John M., Y. -H. Chen, and Henry D. Jacoby. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications Vol. 8, No. 16 (2021).

"Integrated Climate-Change Assessment Scenarios and Carbon Dioxide Removal."

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.

"The Role of Synthetic Biology in Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Prospects and Challenges."

DeLisi, C. et al. BioDesign Research Vol. 2020, (2020): 1016207.

"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.

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