Alan Krupnick

Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

Alan Krupnick is a senior fellow at Resources for the Future and an expert on the oil and gas sector, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from this and the industrial sectors, and cost-benefit analysis. In particular, Krupnick’s recent research focuses on green public procurement, decarbonized hydrogen and tax credits, and developing markets for green natural gas. His portfolio also includes guiding the value of information agenda covered by our VALUABLES initiative with NASA, the valuation of reducing asthma risks, estimating the value of statistical life, and issues of regulatory reform.

Krupnick served as senior economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers, advising the Clinton administration on environmental and natural resource policy issues. In 2011 he was elected president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and earlier that year was named an AERE Fellow. He has served on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals. He co-chaired a federal advisory committee counseling the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the implementation of new ozone and particulate standards. He is a regular member of expert committees from the National Academy of Sciences, EPA, and various Canadian government and non-governmental institutions. Krupnick also consults with state governments, federal agencies, private corporations, the Canadian government, the European Union, the Asian Development Bank, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland in 1980.
Krupnick’s primary research methodology is in the development and analysis of stated preference surveys (such as contingent valuation and choice experiments), which include eliciting preferences for reductions in mortality risks, environmental risks, tradeoffs involved in improving community drinking water quality with respect to removal of carcinogens versus microbiological agents, and most recently, the risks from shale gas development as seen by experts and the general public. His work has been published in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM), Journal of Risk and Uncertainty (JRU), Land Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE), Decision Analysis, Environment and Resource Economics (ERE), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JAPAM), Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T) and other scholarly journals and books.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Has Hydrogen’s Moment Finally Arrived?

For decades, hydrogen has been considered the fuel of the future. Now, with a slew of new U.S. tax incentives, research and funding, its moment may have finally arrived. Hydrogen is the first element in the periodic table – the lightest element and the most abundant. Currently it’s used in many different applications: from steel manufacturing to ammonia and fertilizer. But it also has potential as a renewable fuel source and for long-term energy storage.