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Derek Sylvan

Strategy Director

Derek Sylvan is the strategy director at the Institute for Policy Integrity and an adjunct professor of Environmental Studies at NYU. He previously worked as a senior consultant with Context Group, advising multinational companies on sustainability issues. He has authored reports on climate and energy issues for the Brookings Institution and the League of Conservation Voters. Additionally, Sylvan has more than eight years of experience in media and journalism. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, PoliticoThe Hill, and other outlets. Sylvan has a master’s degree in public policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs as well as a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.

He can be reached at or (212) 998-6085.


Academic Articles

  • Wisdom of the Experts

    Using Survey Responses to Address Positive and Normative Uncertainties in Climate-Economic Models


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