Faculty Affiliate, Energy Institute at Haas

Research Areas:

Environmental and resource economics, energy economics, applied econometrics


Maximilian Auffhammer is the Avice M. Saint Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics & Political Economy at UC Berkeley. He received his B.S. in environmental science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1996, an M.S. in environmental and resource economics at the same institution in 1998, and a Ph.D. in economics from UC San Diego in 2003. He joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 2003.

Auffhammer is a Faculty Affiliate at the Energy Institute at Haas, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Energy and Environmental Economics group, a Humboldt Fellow, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). His research has appeared in The American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Economic Journal, the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, The Energy Journal, and other academic journals.

He is the recipient of the 2022 and 2017 Cheit Teaching Award at the Haas School of Business, the 2009 Campus Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2007 Cozzarelli Prize awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, and the 2007 Sarlo Distinguished Mentoring Award.

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