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AREC Welcomes Associate Professor Joshua Linn

AREC Welcomes Associate Professor Joshua Linn

At the University of Maryland, Associate Professor Joshua Linn is the newest edition to the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Prior to joining Maryland, Linn worked at Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent nonprofit environmental economics research institution located in Washington DC. He has been a senior fellow at RFF since 2014, and he will be maintaining his RFF affiliation while here at Maryland. Prior to joining the nonprofit, he was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Interestingly, for his undergraduate degree, Linn earned a BA in astronomy and physics from Yale. In 2005, he earned his Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the effects of policy and market incentives on technology adoption and innovation in passenger vehicles, the electricity sector, and manufacturing. Linn has several ongoing projects including collaborations with Maryland faculty and students, including greenhouse gas policies for passenger vehicles in the US and Europe, causes of smog and electricity sector policies to address extreme events, and transportation policy in China.

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