Kyle is the Co-Director of emLab’s Climate & Energy Program, an Associate Professor at the Bren School and the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). An environmental and resource economist with training in engineering and atmospheric physics, Kyle studies the effectiveness and equity consequences of environmental policies, with a focus on climate policies. He has published in leading economics and science journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Nature, Science, and PNAS. His research has been covered, among other media outlets, by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and he has appeared before the U.S. Congress. Kyle received his Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University and his Bachelor’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University. A first-generation immigrant, Kyle was a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. In an earlier life, Kyle was a classically-trained concert pianist; today he surfs on a paddleboard.