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Nathaniel O. Keohane, PhD Biography

Vice President for Global Climate at the Environmental Defense Fund and former Special Assistant to President Obama for Energy and Environment at the National Economic Council
None Found to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"

No position found as of Sep. 4, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Vice President for Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund, 2016-present
  • Special Assistant to President Obama for Energy and Environment, National Economic Council, 2011-2016
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University (NYU)
  • Director of Economic Policy and Analysis, Environmental Defense Fund, 2007-2011
  • Member: American Economics Association, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, National Bureau of Economic Research Environmental Economics Working Group
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management, 2001-2007
  • Savitz Award, Best Paper in Environmental Policy, Harvard University, May 2001
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Consultant, Political Economy of Environmental Policy in Venezuela and Columbia, World Bank, 1998
  • Research Associate, Environmental Defense Fund, 1993-1995
  • PhD, Political Economy and Government, Harvard University, 2001
  • BA, magna cum laude, History, Yale University, 1993
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Implement a Carbon Cap and Trade System?