Eric Haxthausen is a Senior Advisor at Ecologic Institute in Washington DC. His work focuses on climate and energy policy, emissions trading and carbon markets. He has special expertise in environmental economics and regulatory policy as well as extensive experience as an environmental policy strategist and advocate in the USA. A native English speaker, he has a good command of French and basic knowledge of German; he is learning Spanish.
Before joining Ecologic Institute in 2012, Eric Haxthausen was Director of US Climate Change Policy at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the US-based global conservation organization.
From 2007 to 2011, he served on the steering committee of the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a leading partnership of businesses and environmental organizations, which was influential in development of US climate change legislation.
From 2003 to 2006, Eric Haxthausen worked as an economist and advocate at Environmental Defense (now known as Environmental Defense Fund), where he led advocacy for stronger federal fuel economy standards and advised on the design of state-level climate change policy programs in California and the Northeast.
From 1998 to 2002, Eric Haxthausen worked on regulatory policy issues at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he coordinated Administration review of major air quality and other environmental regulations, including major initiatives to reduce emissions from transportation and electricity generation. Eric Haxthausen has also worked as an economic consultant on climate change and other environmental policy topics, and has been quoted in major news outlets such as The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek.
Eric Haxthausen holds a MS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he completed the coursework and exam requirements for the PhD; a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with a concentration in Environment and Natural Resources Policy; and a BA in astrophysics from Columbia University.