Peter J. Wilcoxen

Nonresident Senior Fellow – Economic Studies, Center on Regulation and Markets

Peter J. Wilcoxen is a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies. He is a Professor in the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, as well as an Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Wilcoxen is also the director of the Maxwell School’s Center for Environmental Policy and Administration. He received a BA in physics from the University of Colorado in 1982 and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1989.

Wilcoxen’s principal area of research is the effect of environmental and energy policies on economic growth, international trade, and the performance of individual industries. His work often involves the design, construction and use of large-scale intertemporal general equilibrium models. He has published more than 70 papers and three books.

Wilcoxen is currently a member of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin; a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, Harvard University and the University of Melbourne. He has also been a member of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Economics Advisory Committee, and a Review Editor on the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His research has been funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the US Geological Survey, the National Science Foundation, and a range of foundations and other organizations from the private sector. He has won several awards for teaching, including Syracuse University’s highest award, the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorship for Teaching Excellence, and the Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Capital formation
    • economic growth
    • environmental and energy policy
    • climate and energy economics
    • fiscal policy
  • Current Positions

    • Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration and Associate Professor of Economics and Public Administration, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
  • Past Positions

    • Associate Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin
    • Visiting Fellow, Brookings
    • Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Education

    • Ph.D. (1989), A.M. (1985), Harvard University
    • B.A., University of Colorado, 1982
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