My research focuses on the economics and impacts of clean energy and climate technology, especially in developing countries.
Immediately prior to E-IPER I worked with Resources for the Future and founded a energy and climate policy consulting firm, Apogee EP. Earlier, I was the Executive Director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency.
I received an MPA and certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy from Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs, where I was awarded the David Bradford Prize. I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia, where I was a Foundation Fellow.
Honors & Awards
TomKat Graduate Fellow in Sustainable Energy, Tomkat Center for Sustainable Energy
Kimmelman Family Fellow, E-IPER
Education & Certifications
MPA, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Energy and Climate Economics; Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (2014)
BA, University of Georgia, Anthropology, minors in English and Environmental Ethics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Nathan studies the economics and impacts of energy systems and climate technology, including in developing countries. Specifically, his research covers the intersection of economics, business development and system design, as well as the environmental impacts of energy development. Additional topical issues include energy access, e-mobility, air quality and public health. Methodologically, Nathan's work has included several elements of machine learning to overcome data and inference challenges.
- Emissions from fossil fuels produced on US federal lands and waters present opportunities for climate mitigation CLIMATIC CHANGE 2022; 171 (1-2)
- Public lands fly under climate radar NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE 2019; 9 (2): 92–93