Roberto Schaeffer was a 2016-2017 visiting scholar at the Kleinman Center and is a Professor of Energy Economics in the Energy Planning Program (PPE) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. Schaeffer is a member of the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), leader of the Brazilian country team. During the last 15 years, his research has focused on developing the Brazilian integrated assessment energy model. As a senior expert on Brazilian energy and climate policies, he regularly advises members of the Brazilian government on energy issues. Previously to his current professional position, he was a visiting professor at the Center for Energy and the Environment, and a lecturer at the Wharton School, both at the University of Pennsylvania.
Schaeffer received a Ph.D. in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.