Amy Myers Jaffe is managing director of the Climate Policy Lab and a research professor at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. She also serves as co-chair of the steering committee of the Women in Energy Initiative at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. A leading expert on global energy policy and sustainability, Jaffe has previously served as the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations and Executive Director for energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis, where she led research on low or zero carbon fuels and transportation policy. Jaffe previously served as senior advisor for sustainability at the Office of the Chief Investment Officer at the University of California, Regents, assisting with the design and launch of their sustainable investing strategy. Jaffe has taught international energy policy, business, and sustainability courses at Rice University, University of California Davis and Yale University. Jaffe is widely published, including as co-author of Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold, with Dr. Mahmoud El-Gamal.
Her forthcoming book Energy's Digital Future: Harnessing Innovation for American Resilience and National Security will be published by Columbia University Press in early 2021. A frequent media commentator, Jaffe was 2020 president of the US Association for Energy Economics and holds a Senior Fellow award from that organization for her career contributions to the field of energy economics. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Net Zero Transition at the World Economic Forum (Davos) and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.