John Curtis is an applied micro-economist, with a focus on energy and environmental policy issues. He is a joint programme coordinator for the ESRI’s energy and environment research area, overseeing research programmes on energy, climate, fisheries and water. John participates in several inter-departmental working groups, including as an independent expert member of the advisory board for the Climate Action Fund. Prior to joining the ESRI in 2011, he held posts at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Defense Fund (New York), and previously as a Research Officer at the ESRI. He has a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of Maryland, and both a BA and MA in Economics from UCD.
John’s energy research focuses primarily on micro-level issues such as residential energy efficiency, but has also covered topics related to renewables integration and emissions. On environmental issues, his research has addressed topics related to water quality, fisheries, and resource management.