Joe Aldy was a visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center in 2016-2017 when he was an associate professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a visiting fellow at Resources for the Future, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Aldy is now a professor of the practice of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also the Faculty Chair for the Regulatory Policy Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. His research focuses on climate change policy, energy policy, and mortality risk valuation. In 2009-2010, Aldy served as the Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment, reporting through both the National Economic Council and the Office of Energy and Climate Change at the White House. Aldy was a fellow at Resources for the Future from 2005 to 2008 and served on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1997 to 2000.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, a master of environmental management from the Nicholas School of the Environment, and a B.A. from Duke University.