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Paul Lewis Joskow, B.A., ’72 Ph.D.


Paul L. Joskow is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus at MIT.

Paul Lewis Joskow

From 2008 to 2017 he served as president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, where he oversaw the foundation's nearly $1.9 billion in assets and directed its diverse grant-giving programs. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University. After receiving his Ph.D. at Yale, he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he taught for more than thirty-five years and served as head of the Department of Economics and as director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. He returned to MIT in January 2018. Mr. Joskow is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association and the Industrial Organization Society. He serves on the board of overseers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and on the boards of Exelon Corporation and Putnam Mutual Funds. At Yale he served on the University Council from 1988 until 2008 and was its president from 1994 to 2006. He was awarded the Yale Medal in 2005. Mr. Joskow was named successor trustee in 2008.

Resides in Brookline, Massachusetts