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Gregory Nemet is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the La Follette School of Public Affairs. He is a faculty member of the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, the Energy Analysis and Policy program, the Wisconsin Energy Institute, and the Global Health Institute.


 His research and teaching focus on improving analysis of the global energy system and, more generally, on understanding how to expand access to energy services while reducing environmental impacts.  He teaches courses in energy systems analysis, policy analysis, and international environmental policy.

Nemet’s research focuses on understanding the process of technological change and the ways in which public policy can affect it.  His projects fall in two main areas: (1) empirical analysis identifying the influences on past technological change and (2) modeling of the effects of policy instruments on future technological outcomes.  The first includes assessment of public policy, research and development (R&D), learning by doing, and knowledge spillovers. The second includes work informing allocation between R&D and demand-side policy instruments to address climate change.


In 2015, he received the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, which honors outstanding UW-Madison faculty members for their research contributions.  He received an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship in 2017. He has been a contributor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Global Energy Assessment.  He received his doctorate in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley. His A.B. is in geography and economics from Dartmouth College.

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