Justin Caron is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal. Before that, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a PhD in Economics from ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology).
His main areas of research are environmental, energy and international trade economics. He has extensive experience in developing and using large-scale computable general equilibrium models for climate policy analysis, with particular interest in distributional consequences. He has worked on U.S. carbon tax proposals in collaboration with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Renewable Energy Lab and has participated in Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) model comparison exercises.
His work has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as JAERE, the Energy Journal, Climate Change Economics and Energy Economics. He has also published in general-interest economic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of International Economics. At HEC, he teaches sustainable development, international trade and microeconomics.