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Robert Repetto

Robert Repetto

Senior Fellow

Robert Repetto joins IISD as a Senior Fellow. 

He is also a Senior Fellow for the Energy and Climate programs at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, and is one of the world’s leading environmental economists. He is known for his prodigious writings and research on the interface between environment and economics and on policies to promote sustainable economic development. In 2011, he won the Atlas Award for his book America’s Climate Problem: The Way Forward (Earthscan).

For several years, he was a Professor in the Practice of Economics and Sustainable Development for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to this, he worked for the World Resources Institute in Washington for 15 years, first as Director of the Programs in Economics and Population, and then as Vice-President of the Institute. Throughout the 1990s, he gave testimony to U.S. Congressional and Executive Branch committees on issues such as tropical deforestation, international finance for conservation in the third world, environmental and energy taxes, and the economic impacts of policies to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions.

Dr. Repetto has served on many boards and committees, including advisory boards for the Conservation Law Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and the National Research Council. 

  • Education

    Doctor of Philosophy – Economics (1967): Harvard University.

    Master of Sciences – Mathematical Economics and Econometrics (1961): London School of Economics.

    Bachelor of Arts (1959): Harvard College.