Tapping the Power of Markets to Protect the Environment | Harvard Thinks Green 2 by Harvard University published on 2012-09-27T17:22:28Z Former Obama advisor and Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School Joseph Aldy Joe Aldy is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Nonresident Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on climate change policy, energy policy, and mortality risk valuation. In 2009-2010, he served as the Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment reporting through the National Economic Council and the Office of Energy and Climate Change at the White House. Aldy previously served as a Fellow at Resources for the Future and worked on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He served as the Co-Director of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements and Co-Director of the International Energy Workshop before joining the Obama Administration. He earned his doctorate in economics from Harvard University a masters of environmental management degree from the Nicholas School of the Environment, and a bachelors degree from Duke University.