Charles A. Taylor

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University

Charles Taylor is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University. An economist researching the environment, agriculture, climate change, and migration, his work often uses satellite data to answer policy questions. He received the Wallace E. Oates Outstanding Dissertation Award in environmental economics. He previously held positions at The Earth Partners, a sustainable land investment company, McKinsey & Company, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is the co-founder of Drylands Natural Resource Centre, a farmer-owned cooperative. He earned a BA from the University of Virginia and a PhD in sustainable development from Columbia University, and was previously a Ciriacy-Wantrup fellow at UC Berkeley.