Maximilian Auffhammer is the George Pardee Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the International Areas Studies Teaching program at UC Berkeley. He received a B.S. in environmental science (1996) and a M.S. in environmental and resource economics (1998) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a PhD in economics from UC San Diego in 2003. His research focuses on environmental and resource economics, energy economics and applied econometrics. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Energy and Environmental Economics group, a Humboldt Foundation Fellow, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Cozzarelli Prize awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, the 2009 Campus Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2007 Sarlo Distinguished Mentoring Award.