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Nathaniel Keohane

Advisory Board member

Nathaniel Keohane is Senior Vice President at the Environmental Defense Fund, where he leads the climate program and helps to shape the organization’s advocacy for environmentally effective and economically sound climate policy. An economist with expertise in energy and environmental policy, Dr. Keohane also holds a position as Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University, where he teaches a seminar on climate change policy. Previously, Nat served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment in the National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council, where he helped to develop and coordinate administration policy on a wide range of energy and environmental issues. Before joining the Administration, he directed economic policy and analysis at EDF, playing a lead role in the efforts to enact comprehensive cap-and-trade legislation in Congress. Prior to EDF, Dr. Keohane was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management. His research in environmental economics has appeared in prominent academic journals, and he is the co-author of Markets and the Environment (Island Press, 2007), and co-editor of Economics of Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, 2009). He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2001, and his B.A. from Yale College in 1993.

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