Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency, and
Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Areas of Interest:
energy policy, environmental policy (especially greenhouse gas related), economic policy (particularly issues of competition, regulation, and market-based instruments)
Professor Sweeney, Stanford University, is Director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and
Professor of Management Science and Engineering. His professional activities focus on economic policy
and analysis, particularly in energy, natural resources, and the environment. He currently is Senior
Fellow of: the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Hoover Institution on War, Revolution
and Peace; Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Woods Institute for the Environment;
Precourt Institute for Energy. Prof. Sweeney is a Senior Fellow of the U.S. Association for Energy
Economics, a lifetime National Associate of the National Academies, a council member and senior fellow
of the California Council on Science and Technology, a member of the External Advisory Council of the
National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Prof. Sweeney earned his B.S. degree from MIT in electrical engineering
and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in engineering-economic systems.
At Stanford he has served as Director of the Energy Modeling Forum, Chairman of the Institute for
Energy Studies, and Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research (now the Stanford Institute for
Economic Policy Research). He was a founding member of the International Association for Energy Economics,
co-editor of the Journal Resource and Energy Economics, and vice-president for publications of the
International Association for Energy Economics. In the early 1970's he was Director of the Office of
Energy Systems Modeling and Forecasting of the U.S. Federal Energy Administration. He has served as a member
of numerous committees of the National Research Council including the following committees: America's Energy
Future, Benefits of DOE R&D in Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy, Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average
Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards, Alternatives and Strategies for Future Hydrogen Production and Use.
He holds a B.S. degree from MIT in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in
Senior Fellows Roster
Atkinson, Richard C.
Bell, C. Gordon
Bennett, Alan B.
Bishop, J. Michael
Cárdenas. Alfonso F.
Clegg, Michael T.
Cominsky, Lynn R.
Coye, Molly Joel
Drake, Michael V.
Elster, Richard S.
Fowler, T. Kenneth
Gurol, Mirat D.
Huang, Alice S.
Hubbard, G. Scott
King, C. Judson
Lee, William C.Y.
Long, Jane C. S.
Macari, Emir Jose
Martin, David W.
McLean, William J.
Miller, William F.
Moses, Edward I.
Niebla, J. Fernando
Nikias, C.L. Max
Nova, Tina S.
Patel, C. Kumar
Qayoumi, Mohammad H.
Richmond, Rollin C.
Tanner, R. Michael
Tarter, C. Bruce
Zornetzer, Steven F.