Matthew J. Kotchen

Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy

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Professor Kotchen's research interests lie at the intersection of environmental and public economics and policy. Ongoing projects employ both theoretical and empirical methods covering a range of topics, including energy, climate change, "green" markets, corporate social responsibility, development, and applied game theory. Professor Kotchen recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at that U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC, where he worked on President Obama's Climate Action Plan and served on the governing boards of several multilateral environment and development funds, in addition to representing the Treasury Department in U.N. climate negotiations and energy and environment finance efforts in the G-20. Kotchen is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).


  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2003
  • MS, University of Michigan, 2003
  • MS, University of Maine, 1997
  • BA, University of Vermont, 1993