Peter Wilcoxen

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Peter Wilcoxen

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-0268
Office Hours:
MoWe 11:00-12:30 &
Fr 3:00-4:30 (Via Zoom)

Staff Support
Laura Walsh
(315) 443-9929

Curriculum Vitae
Peter Wilcoxen's CV

Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Director, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1989


Natural resource, environmental economics

Personal Website


Fall 2020

PAI 723.004 Economics for Public Decisions, MoWe 8:00-9:20, Eggers 010
MAX 401.001 Civic Engagement Action Plan Workshop, Fr 9:30-12:15, Eggers 010
PHY 498.001 Capstone Seminar in Energy and Its Impacts, Online


Peter Wilcoxen is a Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, an Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy, a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. He also serves as Director of the Maxwell School's Center for Environmental Policy and Administration. Pete’s principal area of study is the effect of environmental and energy policies on economic growth, international trade, and the performance of individual industries. He has published numerous articles and co-authored two books: one on the design of an international policy to control climate change, and one on the design and construction of large-scale economic models. Since 1995, he has served as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Pete received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 1989.  Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Environmental Economics, Computable General Equilibrium

Research Grants and Awards

Principal Investigator.“Northeast Residential Energy Use Pilot Study,” with Co-Principal Investigators Steve Chapin, Keli Perrin, and Jason Dedrick. Funded by Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program. 2018-2020.

Co-Principal Investigator. "Distributed Energy Markets," with a team composed of faculty from the iSchool, the School of Engineering/Computer Science, and the Law School at Syracuse University. Funded by National Science Foundation. 2016-2020.