Dr. Henry D. Jacoby

Dr. Henry D. Jacoby

Professor of Management, Emeritus, in the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management

About Henry

Dr. Henry D. Jacoby is Professor of Management, Emeritus, in the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and was founding Co-Director of the M.I.T. Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, which is focused on the integration of the natural and social sciences and policy analysis in application to the threat of global climate change.

An undergraduate mechanical engineer at the University of Texas at Austin, he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from
Harvard University and a Doctorats Honoris Causa from the University of Geneva. At Harvard he served on the faculties of the Department of Economics and the Kennedy School of Government and as Director of the Environmental Systems Program. At MIT he has been Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Associate Director of the Energy Laboratory, and Chair of the Faculty.

Professional activities have included the U.S. National Petroleum Council, the Nuclear Fuels Working Group of the Atlantic Council, and the Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program. He also has served on several U.S. National Academies Committees, including a Committee on Approaches to Updating the Social Cost of Carbon and a Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

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