John M. Reilly
Advisory Board Past
Co-Director of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Center for Environmental Policy Research, MIT Sloan Management; member, Advisory Board of the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, USA
Reilly is an economist specializing in energy, the environment, and agriculture. He focuses on understanding the role that human activities have in global environmental changes and the effects that these environmental changes have on society and on the economy.
A key element of his work is the integration of economic models of the global economy – as a representation of human activity – with bio-physical systems models, such as oceans, the atmosphere, and the earth’s vegetation.
Through the understanding of the complex interactions between human society and our planet, the objective is to provide support in defining policies that may effectively limit the impact of human activities on environmental changes, facilitate adapting to inevitable changes, and understand the consequences of development of energy systems on a large scale that will become necessary to satisfy the growing energy needs.