Denny Ellerman was director of FSR Climate (formerly CPRU) from 2011-2014. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer at MIT & Sloan School of Management, where he was for many years executive director of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and the Joint Programme on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Denny is an internationally recognised expert on energy and environmental economics with a particular focus on climate policy, emissions trading, and interactions with energy markets.
He is a co-author of the leading books on the US SO2 and the EU CO2 Allowance Trading Programs, Markets for Clean Air: The US Acid Rain Program and Pricing Carbon: The European Emissions Trading Scheme. Prior to coming to MIT, Denny 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.