Noah Kaufman

Research Scholar , Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), School of International and Public Affairs


BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Noah Kaufman joined the Center on Global Energy Policy as research scholar in January 2018. He is an economist who has worked on energy and climate change policy in both the public and private sectors. At World Resource Institute, Noah led projects on carbon pricing, the economic impacts of climate policies, and long-term decarbonization strategies. Under President Obama, he served as the Deputy Associate Director of Energy & Climate Change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Previously, he was a Senior Consultant in the Environment Practice of NERA Economic Consulting. Noah received his BS in economics, cum laude, from Duke University, and his PhD and MS in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where his dissertation examined optimal policy responses to climate change. He has published peer-reviewed journal articles on the social cost of carbon dioxide emissions and the role of risk aversion in environmental policy evaluations, among other topics.