Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Let's face it: a large part of our political class, including essentially the entire G.O.P., is deeply invested in an energy sector dominated by fossil fuels, and actively hostile to alternatives. This political class will do everything it can to ensure subsidies for the extraction and use of fossil fuels, directly with taxpayers’ money and indirectly by letting the industry off the hook for environmental costs, while ridiculing technologies like solar.
So what you need to know is that nothing you hear from these people is true. Fracking is not a dream come true; solar is now cost-effective. Here comes the sun, if we’re willing to let it in."
"Here Comes the Sun," New York Times, Nov. 6, 2011
Experts 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:
Emeritus Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2015-present
Distinguished Professor of Economics, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), 2015-present
Core Faculty, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, CUNY, 2015-present
Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times, 1999-present
Senior Scholar, LIS Cross-National Data Center, Luxembourg
Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2000-2015
Centenary Professor, London School of Economics (United Kingdom)
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1979-2012
Recipient, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 2008
Former Ford International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Former Professor, Yale University and Stanford University
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), 1992
Staff Member, Council of Economic Advisers, Reagan White House, 1982-1983
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1977
BA, Economics, summa cum laude, Yale University, 1974