Climate Policy in the Trump Era
- Gilbert E. MetcalfProfessor of EconomicsTufts University
Join the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and Perry World House as we welcome distinguished visiting scholar Dr. Gilbert Metcalf for this Policy Luncheon, "Climate Policy in the Trump Era."
Where is U.S. climate policy headed in the Trump Administration? Is there a heightened role for state and local governments in the new political environment? How will the new administration engage with the international climate negotiations? These are a few of the many questions that have arisen since the election of Donald J. Trump last November. In this talk, Dr. Metcalf will provide his views on some of these questions and assess the areas of greatest concern as well as possible opportunities for constructive engagement over the next four years.
Gilbert E. Metcalf is a Professor of Economics at Tufts University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Metcalf has taught at Princeton University, the Kennedy School of Government, and MIT. This year he is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Metcalf has frequently testified before Congress, served on various national panels for agencies including the National Academies of Sciences and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among others. During 2011 and 2012, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Metcalf's primary research area is applied public finance with particular interests in taxation, energy, and environmental economics. His current research focuses on policy evaluation and design in the area of energy and climate change. He has published papers in numerous academic journals, has edited three books, and has contributed chapters to several books on energy and tax policy. Metcalf received a B.A. in Mathematics from Amherst College, an M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.