Jacob T. Bradt

PhD Candidate in Public Policy, Harvard University


My research applies insights and methods from industrial organization and public economics to the study of environmental, energy, and climate policy. I am particularly interested in studying the design of politically-feasible climate mitigation and adaptation policies.

Beginning AY 2024-2025, I will join the faculty of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin as an Assistant Professor of Business, Government and Society and (by courtesy) of Economics.

Selected working papers

A Policy by Any Other Name: Unconventional Industrial Policy in the US Residential Solar Industry (JMP)

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Private Benefits from Public Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience (w/ Joseph E. Aldy)

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Hotelling Meets Wright: Spatial Sorting and Measurement Error in Recreation Demand Models

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