John P. Weyant is Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Director of the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) and Deputy Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy and the Freeman-Spolgi Institute for International Studies at Stanford. Prof. Weyant earned a B.S./M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautics, M.S. degrees in Engineering Management and in Operations Research and Statistics all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. in Management Science with minors in Economics, Operations Research, and Organization Theory from University of California at Berkeley. He also was also a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. His current research focuses on analysis of global climate change policy options, energy efficiency analysis, energy technology assessment, and models for strategic planning. He currently seves as co-editor of the journal Energy Economics.
Weyant has been a convening lead author or lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for chapters on integrated assessment, greenhouse gas mitigation, integrated climate impacts, and sustainable development, and most recently served as a review editor for the climate change mitigation working group of the IPCC’s forth assessment report. He was also a founder and serves as chairman of the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC), a five year old collaboratory with 53 member institutions from around the world. He has been active in the U.S. debate on climate change policy through the Department of State, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. In California, he is a member of the California Air Resources Board’s Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee (ETAAC) which is charged with making recommendations for technology policies to help implement AB 32, The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
Weyant was awarded the US Association for Energy Economics’ 2008 Adelmann-Frankel award for unique and innovative contributions to the field of energy economics. Weyant was honored in 2007 as a major contributor to the Nobel Peace prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and in 2008 by Chairman Mary Nichols for contributions to the to the California Air Resources Board's Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee on AB 32.
Fields of Specialization
Energy/Environmental Policy Analysis, Strategic Planning
Weyant's research focuses on global climate change, energy security analysis, Japanese energy policy, and methods for strategic planning.
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|Beyond the Profit Motive: Public Sector Applications and Methodology||A. Barnett; S. Pollock; M.H. Rothkopf||01-1994|
|Tentative Conclusions from Energy Modeling Forum Study Number 12 on Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions||Gaskins, D. and J. Weyant||06-1993|
|Model Comparisons of the Costs of Reducing CO2 Emissions||Gaskins, Darius W.; J.P. Weyant||American Economic Review||01-1993|
|Costs of Reducing Global Carbon Emissions||Weyant, J.||Journal of Economic Perspectives||01-1993|
- Selected Professional Activities Semi-Plenary speaker at the 17th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Atlanta, 2000
- Area Editor of Optimization & Engineering (2000-)
- Associate Editor of Mathematics of Operations Research (1998-2001)
- Section Officer (Linear Programming) of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, (1997-2000)
- Co-organizer of the 1999 DIMACS Princeton workshop on discrete optimization
- Numerous international awards and research grants.