Hunt Allcott is an Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also a Scientific Director of ideas42, a think tank that applies insights from psychology and economics to business and policy design problems, and an Affiliate of Poverty Action Lab, a network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. He is a Contributing Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report and, according to a recent article in the American Economic Journal, one of the top five most-cited economists who have completed a PhD after 2005.
Professor Allcott holds a PhD from Harvard University and a BS and MS from Stanford University. Before coming to NYU, he was the Energy and Society Fellow in the MIT Economics Department and the MIT Energy Initiative. He has also worked in the private sector as a consultant with Cambridge Energy Research Associates and in international development as a consultant to the World Bank. During academic year 2013-2014, he was a visiting professor at Berkeley, Stanford, and the University of Chicago.
Professor Allcott is an applied microeconomist who studies topics in environmental and energy economics, industrial organization, behavioral economics, and development microeconomics. His research centers on consumer behavior, business strategy, and regulatory policy in energy markets. He uses a variety of tools, including both structural and reduced form econometrics, applied theory, and randomized field experiments.
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