Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School, University of Chicago Director, Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics
Director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC)
Michael Greenstone is an energy and environmental economist. His research is focused on finding solutions to the global energy challenge that requires society to balance the goals of access to inexpensive and reliable energy that is critical for growth, while limiting environment damages and reducing the probability of disruptive climate change. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and an editor of the Journal of Political Economy. He previously served as the Chief Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, and is a former member of the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board. Greenstone also directed the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, which studies policies to promote economic growth, and has since joined its Advisory Council. Before coming to Chicago, Greenstone was the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at MIT. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University and B.A. from Swarthmore College.