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Maximilian Auffhammer

Academic Advisor
University of California, Berkeley
To contact Maximilian Auffhammer, please email Jake George at or call +1.617.864.7900

Dr. Auffhammer is an Associate Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Director of the International Area Studies Academic Programs at the University of California, Berkeley.

His areas of expertise include environmental and resource economics, energy economics, and applied econometrics. Dr. Auffhammer currently serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Energy and Environmental Economics group. He is also a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as well as a Humboldt Foundation Fellow.

Dr. Auffhammer has authored numerous articles and reports on climate change and the environment, and his research has appeared in such publications as the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The Economic Journal, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, The Energy Journal, and other well-known academic journals. He has been invited to present his research at conferences and seminars around the world and co-chaired the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) annual conference in 2011.

Dr. Auffhammer has won awards for his excellence in both research and teaching. He is the recipient of the 2007 Cozzarelli Prize for outstanding paper by the National Academy of Sciences, and received the Berkeley Campus Distinguished Teaching Award and the Sarlo Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award from UC Berkeley.

Valuing Urban Water Shortages
Published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Land Markets and the Value of Water Supply: Hedonic Analysis using Panel Data
April 10, 2014
Published in the American Journal of Argicultural Economics
News & Events
March 09, 2017
Brattle Economists Featured in Utility Dive Article on Climate Change’s Impact on Electric Grid

Brattle Principal Judy Chang and Academic Advisor Maximilian Auffhammer were recently featured in a Utility Dive article discussing the effects of climate change on electricity demand and grid operators.