Milton Friedman Professor in Economics and Director of the Energy Policy Institute, University of Chicago
Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School at the University of Chicago. He currently serves as director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), director of the Becker Friedman Institute, and is co-chair of the Energy and Environment sector at MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Under the first Obama administration, he served on the Council of Economic Advisors as chief economist. His research interests focus on development economics and environmental economics.
Recent work by Michael Greenstone
Social media provides a powerful mechanism for citizens to make their voices heard, which spurs improvements in how governments regulate pollution
A social norm in which people deserve access to electricity regardless of payment may actually be undermining efforts for universal access
Technology can help governments monitor agent actions more efficiently and improve public welfare
The limited impacts of an improved cooking stove programme in India suggest that testing interventions in real-world conditions is important
What are 3 key energy challenges the world faces? How can they be overcome?