Former Director, The Hamilton Project; 3M Professor of Environmental Economics, MIT
Michael Greenstone is the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Co-Director of the Climate Change, Environment, and Natural Resources Research Programme of the International Growth Centre; and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Michael Greenstone was named director of The Hamilton Project in May 2010, after serving in the White House as chief economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Greenstone’s research ranges widely across a number of areas, from the environment and public finance, to regulation of financial markets, to labor and health economics. He has conducted extensive studies on environmental topics, including the economic impact of climate change; air quality; hazardous waste sites; and the relationship between the environment and well-being in developing countries.