Prof. Paul L Joskow

Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus

Primary DLC

Department of Economics

MIT Room: E52-414

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Competition Policy
Industrial Organization
Law and Economics
Regulatory Policy
Energy and Environmental Economics
Economics, Finance & Accounting (EFA)
Electricity Transmission and Distributions
Power Markets

Recent Work

  • Video

    10.5.20 Energy

    October 5, 2020Conference Video Duration: 79:13

    This fall, MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) and Energy Initiative (MITEI) will continue the energy innovation webinar series focused on the energy transition. The series will further engage leading researchers from across MIT and industry executives on topics including power markets, low-carbon fuels, decarbonization of buildings and industry, and other sectors. Industrial collaboration has long been a hallmark of MIT’s approach to problem solving. Please join us to hear what we are doing together with our industrial partners to address the climate change challenges. 

    In this webinar, Paul Joskow, a professor of economics, Johannes Pfeifenberger, a visiting scholar, and Cheryl Lafleur, a former FERC member, reflect on the recent large-scale power outages in California; the combined risks from natural disasters, such as forest fires; and the growing supply intermittency associated with increasing solar and wind generation. Robert Stoner, the deputy director for science and technology at MITEI, will moderate and lead an audience Q&A.