Ian Sue Wing

Faculty Associate
Faculty Research Fellow (2015-2018)
Professor, Department of Earth & Environment



PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Ian Sue Wing is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University (BU), a research affiliate of the Centers for Energy & Environmental Studies and Transportation Studies at BU, the Joint Program on the Science & Policy of Global Change at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a 2005-6 REPSOL-YPF Energy Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He holds a PhD in Technology, Management & Policy from MIT and a MSc in economics from Oxford University, where he was the 1994 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholar. Sue Wing conducts research and teaching on the economic analysis of energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on climate change and computational general equilibrium (CGE) analysis of economies’ adjustment to policy shocks. His current research includes investigation of the impacts at the state and regional level of current U.S. proposals to mitigate climate change, sources of long-run change in the energy intensity of the U.S. economy, the theoretical and empirical analysis of induced technological change, the long-run effects of trade-mediated international productivity spillovers for global carbon emissions and leakage, and the implications of different methods of representing endogenous technological change in CGE models for climate change policy analysis. He has been supported by grants from the California Energy Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, and has been a member of advisory panels for the DOE, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Research Council.