MIT EAPS Directory

Kenneth Strzepek

Research Scientist, CGCS and the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Research Description

Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Nonresident Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University - World Institute for Development Economics Research

Professor Emeritus of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder


Kenneth Strzepek has spent 30 years as a researcher and practitioner at the nexus of engineering, environmental and economics systems, primarily related to water resource planning and management, river basin planning, and modeling of agricultural, environmental, and water resources systems. His work includes applications of operations research, engineering economics, micro-economics and environmental economics to a broad range applications: from project scale to national and global investment policy studies. He has worked for a range of national governments as well as the United Nations, the World Bank, the USAID. He is Professor Emeritus of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and recently a Visiting Professor of Economics and Affiliated Professor in College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute as well as an International Fellow at the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy for Africa and Examiner in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has been an contributing author to the Second IPCC assessement, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the World Water Vision, and the UN World Water Development Report. He is currently the USAID Scientific Liaison Office on Water and Climate Change to the CGIAR. Prof. Strzepek has a PhD in Water Resources Systems Analysis from MIT, an MA in Economics from the University of Colorado and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Contact Information

t: 617-715-5187





B.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975 Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979 M.A., Economics, University of Colorado, 2004 Ph.D. Candidate, Economics, University of Hamburg