Dr. Noah Kaufman joined the Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) as a research scholar in January 2018. Noah works on climate and clean energy policies and directs CGEP’s Carbon Tax Research Initiative.

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.