Faculty Affiliate, Energy Institute at Haas

Research Areas:

International trade policy, environmental policy, and the economic behavior of households regarding climate change.


Joseph Shapiro is an Associate Professor in the Agricultural & Resource Economics Department and the Economics Department at UC Berkeley. He is a Faculty Affiliate at the Energy Institute at Haas, serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Political Economy, Co-Editor of the Journal of Public Economics, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research agenda focuses on three general questions: (1) How do international trade policy and environmental policy interact? (2) What are the costs, benefits, and incidence of water pollution and other environmental policy? (3) How important are the investments that people make to protect themselves against air pollution and climate change?

Shapiro has received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and Marshall Scholarship, and funding from the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. He was previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Yale. Shapiro holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT, a Master’s degree from Oxford and LSE, and a BA from Stanford.

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