- Hunt Allcott is an Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University and a Senior Researcher at ideas42, a think tank that applies insights from psychology and economics to problems in international development, health care, consumer finance, and energy and environmental issues. During academic years 2009-2011, he is on leave as the Energy and Society Fellow in the MIT Economics Department and the MIT Energy Initiative. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and a BS and MS from Stanford University. Hunt has worked in the private sector as a consultant with Cambridge Energy Research Associates and with Arthur D. Little and in international development as a consultant to the World Bank.
- Annika Todd is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and is the co-chair of the 2010 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference. She is a behavioral economist specializing in environmental applications. Her research uses insights from psychology and behavioral economics to predict and influence energy decisions, including energy conservation behavior as well as purchases of energy efficient electronics and appliances. Ms. Todd received her PhD in Economics from Stanford University. She is part of a research team that received a $6 million grant to carry out behavioral research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects – Energy (ARPA-E). She has extensive experience in behavioral models, behavioral financial markets, game theoretic analysis, and econometric techniques. She has a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology as well as a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.