William A. Pizer

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William A. Pizer was appointed in August 2008 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S. Department of The Treasury.

Announcing his appointment, the department stated that "he will lead a new office created by Secretary Paulson to develop, coordinate, and execute the Treasury Department's role in the domestic and international environment and energy agenda of the United States. Among other things, the office will oversee international financial mechanisms to support U.S. and global environmental goals, such as the multi-billion dollar Clean Technology Fund established in July, the Tropical Forest Conservation Act, and the Global Environmental Facility, as well as contribute to the development of domestic and international policy options to address climate change."[1]

Professional Experience

A biographical note states that Pizer had worked as[2]:

  • Fellow, Resources for the Future, 1996 - present.
  • Senior Staff Economist, National Commission on Energy Policy, 2002 - present.
  • Senior Staff Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, 2001 - 2002.
  • Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 2000 - 2001.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins University, 1997 - 1999.
  • Researcher and Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 1992 - 1996.
  • Served on Working Group III of Fourth Assessment Report forthe IPCC [3]

Articles and resources

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  1. U.S. Department of the Treasury, "Treasury Department Selects Pizer as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy", Media Release, August 28, 2008.
  2. "William A. Pizer: Senior Fellow and Director of Research", Resources for the Future, accessed October 2008.
  3. "[1]"

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