Amy Myers Jaffe

Research Professor

Center for Global Affairs

  • BA, Princeton University
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Amy Myers Jaffe serves as Director of the Energy, Climate Justice and Sustainability Lab at New York University's School of Professional Studies and is a research professor who teaches graduate-level courses examining global climate finance, energy and climate justice, and energy and climate policy. A leading expert on global energy policy, sustainability, and geopolitical risk, Jaffe is the author of several books, including her most recent book, “Energy’s Digital Future” published in 2021 by Columbia University Press. A frequent media commentator, Ms. Jaffe is co-chair of the Women in Energy Initiative at Columbia University and a non-resident faculty affiliate at the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Jaffe served as senior advisor on sustainability to the Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California, Regents, where she helped design the sustainable investing framework for the UC’s $140 billion in pension and endowment funds.

Jaffe is a regular contributor to the popular podcast “The Energy Gang” and a frequent media commentator in television and print media, including the New York Times, Financial Times of London, CNN International, and The Wall Street Journal.  A prolific author, Jaffe holds a career prize in energy economics from the US Association for Energy Economics and served as the organization’s President in 2020. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where she was a senior fellow for energy and environment from 2017 to 2020. She serves on the boards of several academic journals, including Energy Journal, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, and Energy Policy.

Ms. Jaffe has advised numerous organizations on climate risk strategy and scenario analysis, including Ceres, the investor advocacy network, and major Fortune 500 companies. She is a frequent contributor to the Aspen Institute Congressional program and the World Economic Forum, where she most recently served on the Global Future Council on Net Zero Transition.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University in Middle Eastern Studies with a specialization in Arab language and history.