Paul L. Joskow


  • Dr. Paul L. Joskow is president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  Prior to joining the Foundation he was the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics and Management at MIT (now Emeritus) and Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. Dr. Joskow received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1972.   He was an active member of the MIT faculty from 1972 until 2010 and served as Head of the MIT Department of Economics from 1994 to 1998. At MIT, his teaching and research focused on industrial organization, energy and environmental economics, competition policy, and government regulation of industry.  He has published six books and more than 125 papers in these areas.  He has served as an advisor or consultant to many groups including the National Science Foundation, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the World Bank.  Dr. Joskow is a member of the Board of Directors of Exelon Corporation, an independent Trustee of the Putnam Mutual Funds, a Trustee of Yale University, and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  He previously served on the Boards of Directors of TransCanada, National Grid, New England Electric System, State Farm Indemnity Company, and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.  Dr. Joskow is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Industrial Organization Society.  He was the Chair of the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) until April 1, 2015 and was a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) from 2012-2015.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York.