Vice President for Policy and Analysis
Expertise: Carbon capture and storage, Mining and agriculture energy use, Economic modeling
Jeff Hopkins is Vice President for Policy and Analysis at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), managing programs related to the energy, power, and transportation sectors. Dr. Hopkins has more than 15 years of private and public sector experience in economic and environmental policy analysis focused on the global energy sector and trends in best regulatory practice, especially in mining and agriculture.
Prior to joining C2ES, Dr. Hopkins worked for seven years at Rio Tinto on energy and climate policies, leading their climate policy engagement in the United States and Canada and working with their globally-distributed community of practice. Dr. Hopkins previously was acting chief economist for the House Budget Committee, where he oversaw the agriculture and natural resource budget functions in 2005 and 2006. He worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service on a number of issues, including the impacts of farm policy on global competitiveness and environmental outcomes.
Dr. Hopkins has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in agriculture, environment and development economics and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala from 1987-1989.