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Denny Ellerman

Ellerman Head ShotDr. Ellerman is an internationally recognized expert on energy and environmental economics with a particular focus on climate policy, emissions trading, and interactions with energy markets. He is part-time professor at the Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and is retired from MIT, where he was for many years a senior lecturer and executive director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Ellerman is co-editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy and a co-author of the leading books on the US SO2 and the EU CO2 Allowance Trading Programs, Markets for Clean Air: The US Acid Rain Program and Pricing Carbon: The European Emissions Trading Scheme. He has a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Princeton University.