Geoffrey Blanford

Program Manager for research on Global Climate Change Policy Costs and Benefits at Electric Power Research Institute

Dr. Geoffrey Blanford is Program Manager for EPRI's research on Global Climate Change Policy Costs and Benefits. The program conducts analysis of the economic and environmental implications of domestic and international climate policy proposals, with emphasis on the principles of efficient policy design, the role of technology, and the value of R&D. Dr. Blanford's research activities include development of the MERGE model for integrated assessment and its application to issues such as technology policy and international climate agreements. Before joining EPRI, Dr. Blanford worked for the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) and the Energy Modeling Forum at Stanford University, and at the Joint Global Change Research Institute in College Park, MD. He has served as an Expert Reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). Dr. Blanford earned a BA degree in mathematics from Yale University and an MS degree in operations research from Columbia University. He received a PhD degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University.