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Economics

Rene Carmona

Paul M. Wythes '55 Professor of Engineering and Finance

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: 210 Sherrerd Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2310
Email Address: rcarmona@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Commodity and energy markets (e.g. oil, electricity, natural gas, coal); market mechanisms to control greenhouse gas emissions; game theoretic analyses of the energy/emissions markets with emphasis on the policy implications of their designs

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Jianqing Fan

Frederick L. Moore, Class of 1918, Professor in Finance

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 205 Sherrerd Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-7924
Email Address: jqfan@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Risk modeling, statistics, financial econometrics, analysis of big data, computational biology, machine learning, probabilistic tropical cyclone risk modeling

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Michael Ford

Associate Laboratory Director for Engineering, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)

Location: PPPL, MS-38, LSB 380
Phone Number: 609-243-2866
Email Address: mjford@princeton.edu

Research Description:

chaelTechnology development and engineering risk; assessment of complex technologies that may support decarbonization of the energy system.  Fission and fusion systems R&D; reactor safeguards, regulatory policy and proliferation risk; Research employs process modeling, systems engineering, engineering economics, and quantitative risk and decision analysis.

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Christopher Greig

Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Senior Research Scientist at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy and the Environment (2018-2020)

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

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Phone Number: 609-258-7833
Email Address: cgreig@princeton.edu

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Simon Levin

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 203 Eno Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-6880
Email Address: slevin@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Ecosystem and biosphere-level maintenance of macroscopic patterns and processes; evolution of diversification; mathematical modeling; evolution and ecology of dispersal; strain structure in influenza; public goods problems and environmental economics

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Warren Powell

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 230 Sherrerd Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-5373
Email Address: powell@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Models for the design and control of a broad range of problems in energy systems, emphasizing problems that involve decisions and uncertainty. A major focus has been the study of high penetrations of renewables, and the design and control of energy storage systems. We are also working on models for driverless fleets of electric vehicles, uncertainty models of wind, solar and electricity prices, and the economics of energy portfolios.

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Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 289 Julis Romo Rabinowitz
Phone Number: 609-258-4024
Email Address: erossi@princeton.edu

Research Description:

The distribution of economic activity in space and its evolution over time. Economic links between locations and how they are determined by trade in goods, migration, and commuting. The organization of economic activity and how it is affected by global phenomena like climate change and coastal inundation.

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Ronnie Sircar

Chair, Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 105 Sherrerd Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2841
Email Address: sircar@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Game-theoretic models of energy and emissions markets, with emphasis on policy implications; economics of exhaustible resources, including modeling of shifts in energy markets toward intermittent alternative sources such as solar and wind technologies; dynamic models to help design incentives for greener fuel production; financialization of energy and commodities markets; risk quantification of electricity grids under increased stochasticity from renewables penetration.

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Elke U. Weber

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Associate Director for Education, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: 86 Olden Street
Phone Number: 646-896-9410
Email Address: eweber@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Questions at the intersection of psychology, economics, engineering, and policy that address the importance and role of descriptive/behavioral models of judgment and decision-making under risk and uncertainty and for decisions with long time horizons in environmental and energy-related decision making and policy. Psychologically appropriate ways to measure and model individual, group, or cultural differences in risk taking and time discounting across domains.

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Wei Xiong

Hugh Leander and Mary Trumbull Adams Professor for the Study of Investment and Financial Markets

Professor of Economics

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 201 26 Prospect Avenue
Phone Number: 609-258-0282
Email Address: wxiong@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Financialization of commodity and energy markets; effects of financial market frictions; behavioral finance

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