Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research

Since 1977, the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) has been a focal point for research on energy and environmental policy at MIT. CEEPR promotes rigorous, objective research for improved decision-making in government and the private sector, and secures the relevance of its work through close cooperation with industry partners from around the globe. Drawing on the unparalleled resources available at MIT, affiliated faculty and research staff as well as international research associates contribute to the empirical study of a wide range of policy issues related to energy supply, energy demand, and the environment. Research outputs include working papers, policy briefs, and contributions to larger interdisciplinary studies that leverage MIT’s unique research capabilities across the sciences and engineering. Additional dissemination channels include workshops, educational programs, and public outreach activities.

CEEPR frequently employs MIT master’s and doctoral students as research assistants when research funding is available and students can be matched with an available CEEPR faculty member or research affiliate advisor. Anyone interested in working on energy and environmental economics and policy research as a research assistant should contact the CEEPR office to see if open positions are available (typically at the start of the semester). Students whose existing thesis advisor and thesis work are related to one of CEEPR's research areas are welcome to contact us to explore further collaboration. An overview of research areas is available on the CEEPR website.

MIT postdoctoral associates or fellows interested in energy and environmental economics and policy work are welcome to collaborate on projects as well as working papers. If interested, please contact us to discuss. Open positions for CEEPR postdoctoral associates will be posted on the website.

CEEPR is jointly sponsored at MIT by the MIT Energy Initiative, the Department of Economics, and the Sloan School of Management. Financial support comes from a variety of sources, including state and federal government research funds, foundation grants, and contributions from our corporate and government associates.

CEEPR is directed by Professor Christopher R. Knittel. For more information, email the CEEPR office or visit our website