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Peter Christensen

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Fellowship year

2024 - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Study 7

Peter Christensen is an applied microeconomist and studies how public policy and technological interventions can be used to improve social and environmental outcomes in cities around the world.  He will dedicate his 2023-24 fellowship to experimental work on behavioral mechanisms underlying the impacts of decarbonization strategies in the transportation and buildings sectors and the development of an evidence base that can help guide policy decisions on equitable climate policy.  

 Christensen is an associate professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   He directs BDEEP, a research team that combines data science and economic methods at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.  He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a faculty affiliate with the Poverty Action Laboratory (J-PAL).