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Meet the Vice Provost

James H. Stock is Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability, Harvard University; Director, The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University; the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. His current research includes energy and environmental economics with a focus on fuels and on U.S. climate change policy. He is co-author, with Mark Watson, of a leading undergraduate econometrics textbook. In 2013-2014 he served as Member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, where his portfolio included macroeconomics and energy and environmental policy. He was Chair of the Harvard Economics Department from 2007-2009. He holds a M.S. in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Meet the Assistant Provost

George Sarrinikolaou is the Assistant Provost for Climate and Sustainability and Executive Director, The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University. Before joining Harvard in 2022, he served as Director of the Office of Academic and Research Programs at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. He previously worked at the Institute for Sustainable Communities, where he managed the Climate Leadership Academy, and served as the first sustainability manager of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. He is the author of “Facing Athens: Encounters with the Modern City.”

He holds a B.A. cum laude in English from Cornell University, as well as an MPA in Environmental Policy and an MA in English from Columbia University.

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Climate Research Clusters Review Committee