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John M. Reilly
Lecturer, Sloan School of Management
Dr. Reilly is the Co-Director of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and a Senior Lecturer in the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Much of his research career has focused on the economics of climate change, including modeling of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of climate change on agriculture as well as consideration of agriculture and forestry sinks. He has published numerous articles on the economics of climate change and on other issues related to natural resources, technology, and energy use and supply.
He was a principal author for the IPCC Second Assessment Report and has served on many US Federal government and international committees. He was the Co-Chair of the recent US National Agricultural Assessment on Climate Change, published as a book Agriculture: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Prior to joining MIT in 1998, he spent 12 years with the Economic Research Service of USDA, most recently as the Acting Director and Deputy Director for Research of the Resource Economics Division. He has been a scientist with Battelle's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and with the Institute for Energy Analysis, Oak Ridge Associated Universities. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and holds a B.S. in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Economics Association and the American Geophysical Union.