AlumniPhD, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies Greg Nemet

Gre­gory Nemet is an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin–Madison in the La Fol­lette School of Pub­lic Affairs and the Nel­son Institute’s Cen­ter for Sus­tain­abil­ity and the Global Envi­ron­ment. He is also chair of the Energy Analy­sis and Pol­icy cer­tifi­cate program

His research and teach­ing focus on improv­ing analy­sis of the global energy sys­tem and, more gen­er­ally, on under­stand­ing how to expand access to energy ser­vices while reduc­ing envi­ron­men­tal impacts. He teaches courses in energy sys­tems analy­sis, gov­er­nance of global energy prob­lems, and inter­na­tional envi­ron­men­tal policy.

Pro­fes­sor Nemet’s research ana­lyzes the process of tech­no­log­i­cal change in energy and its inter­ac­tions with pub­lic pol­icy. These projects fall in two areas: (1) empir­i­cal analy­sis iden­ti­fy­ing the influ­ences on past tech­no­log­i­cal change and (2) mod­el­ing of the effects of pol­icy instru­ments on future tech­no­log­i­cal out­comes. The first includes assess­ment of pub­lic pol­icy, research and devel­op­ment, learn­ing by doing, and knowl­edge spillovers. An exam­ple of the sec­ond is work inform­ing allo­ca­tion between research and devel­op­ment and demand-​​side pol­icy instru­ments to address cli­mate change.

In 2015, he received the H.I. Romnes Fac­ulty Fel­low­ship, which hon­ors out­stand­ing Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin-​​Madison fac­ulty mem­bers for their research contributions.He has been a con­trib­u­tor to the Inter­gov­ern­men­tal Panel on Cli­mate Change and the Global Energy Assess­ment. He received his doc­tor­ate in energy and resources from the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. His A.B. is in geog­ra­phy and eco­nom­ics from Dart­mouth College.

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