Denny Ellerman is a Part-time Professor at the EUI where he serves as Director of the Climate Policy Research Unit of the Loyola de Palacio Programme and Climate Strand Coordinator for the Global Governance Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). He formerly was a Senior Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he was executive director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. He is an internationally recognized expert on energy and environmental economics with a particular focus on climate policy, emissions trading, and interactions with energy markets. Prior to coming to MIT, he spent 18 years in Washington, D.C., working for the US Government (primarily the Department of Energy and its predecessors), the National Coal Association, and Charles River Associates, an economic consulting firm. In 1990, he was President of the International Association for Energy Economics. He has a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University.
He is a co-author or co-editor of three leading books on the US SO2 and the EU CO2 Allowance Trading Programs:
Markets for Clean Air: The US Acid Rain Program, (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
Allocation in the European Emissions Trading Scheme: Rights, Rents and Fairness (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Pricing Carbon: The European Emissions Trading Scheme, (Cambridge University Press, 2010).