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Current Appointments

  • 2016-present, George P. Shultz Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2011-present, Professor of Applied Economics, Sloan School of Management, MIT
  • 2015-present, Group Head, Applied Economics Group, Sloan School of Management
  • 2012-present, Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, MIT
  • 2017-present, Co-Director, Electric Power Systems Low Carbon Energy Center, MIT
  • 2013-present, Faculty Co-Director, The E2e Project, MIT, UCB, University of Chicago
  • 2013-present, Associate Scholar, Harvard Environmental Economics Program
  • 2007-present, Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Groups: Environmental Economics and Energy, Industrial Organization, and Productivity
  • 2014-present, Co-Editor, Journal of Public Economics
  • 2007-present, Associate Editor, The Journal of Energy Markets
  • 2013-present, Associate Editor, The Journal of Transportation Economics and Policy

Previous Appointments

  • 2011-2016, William Barton Rogers Professor of Energy Economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2007-2013, Associate Editor, American Economic Journal – Economic Policy
  • 2006-2012, Associate Editor, The Journal of Industrial Economics
  • 2006-2011, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis
  • 2003-2011, Visiting Research Fellow, University of California Energy Institute
  • 2005-2011, Faculty Affiliate, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
  • 2006-2011, Strategy and Policy Thread Leader for STEPS
  • 2008-2010, Member, Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee for AB32’s cap-and-trade program, State of California
  • 2008-2011, Chancellor’s Fellow, University of California, Davis
  • 2002-2006, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis
  • 2004-2007, Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Groups: Environmental Economics and Energy, Industrial Organization, and Productivity
  • 1999-2002, Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics, School of Management, Boston University
  • 1996-1999, Research Assistant, University of California Energy Institute
  • 1994-1996, Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis

Short Bio

Christopher Knittel is the George P. Shultz Professor of Applied Economics in the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the Director of MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research which has served as the hub for social science research on energy and the environmental since the late 1970s. Professor Knittel also co-directs of The E2e Project, a research initiative between MIT and UC Berkeley to undertake rigorous evaluation of energy efficiency investments. He joined the faculty at MIT in 2011, having taught previously at UC Davis and Boston University. Professor Knittel received his B.A. in economics and political science from the California State University, Stanislaus in 1994 (summa cum laude), an M.A. in economics from UC Davis in 1996, and a Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley in 1999. His research focuses on environmental economics, studying how firms and consumers respond to policies. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Productivity, Industrial Organization, and Energy and Environmental Economics groups. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics, and an associate editor of the Journal of Transportation Economics and Policy, and Journal of Energy Markets, having previously served as an associate editor of The American Economic Journal -- Economic Policy and The Journal of Industrial Economics. His research has appeared in The American Economic Review, The American Economic Journal, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Industrial Economics, The Energy Journal and other academic journals.