Nicholas Ryan is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Yale University. Previously, he was the postdoctoral associate at the Cowles Foundation at Yale and was a Prize Fellow in Economics at Harvard University and the Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
He studies energy markets and environmental regulation in developing countries. His research measures how energy use and pollution emissions respond to regulation and market incentives. His work includes empirical studies of the effect of power grid capacity on electricity prices, how firms make decisions about energy-efficiency and how environmental regulation can be designed to best abate pollution at low social cost.
He was the Sustainability Science Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School from 2012-2014. He is the current co-director in the Energy Programme for the International Growth Centre and an affiliate at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).
He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.