Cutler Cleveland

Research Fellow
Professor, Department of Earth and Environment and Center for Energy & Environmental Studies, Boston University


BS, Cornell University; MS, Louisiana State University; PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Ecological economics, resource scarcity, petroleum supply and energy systems; dematerialization; energy policy; natural resources and sustainable development; bats

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Prof. Cleveland is editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Energy (Elsevier Science, 2004), the Dictionary of Energy (Elsevier Science, 2005), the journal Ecological Economics, and the online Encyclopedia of the Earth.

He is a recipient of the Adelman-Frankel Award from the United States Association of Energy Economics for unique and innovative contributions to the field of energy economics. He serves on the American Statistical Association’s Committee on Energy Statistics, an advisory group to the Energy Information Administration, and has been a consultant to numerous private and public organizations, including the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, Charles River Associates, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Cleveland’s research focuses on the ecological-economic analysis of how energy and materials are used to meet human needs. His research employs the use of econometric models of oil supply, natural resource scarcity, and the relation between the use of energy and natural resources and economic systems. He has won publication awards from the International Association of Energy Economics, the American Library Association, and the National Wildlife Federation.