Hultman, Nathan E.


Assistant Professor and Associate Director

Joint Global Change Research Institute

School of Public Policy


Statement of energy interests and expertise: 

Nate Hultman's research focuses on the role of international policy in low-carbon energy investment decisions; cost risks of nuclear power; carbon markets; and climate policy. His current projects include: investigating risk management practices and policy architectures for the Clean Development Mechanism; understanding cost risks in nuclear power; the relationship of scientific assessments of climate impacts and uncertainty to financing adaptation to climate change; and carbon risk management and energy investment decisions in Brazil, India, and Tanzania; and understanding the limits of integrated assessment models in forecasting technological change in the nuclear and ethanol industries.

Dr. Hultman has participated in the UN climate process for over ten years and has attended and presented at negotiations and advisory sessions. From 2006-2007, Hultman was a Visiting Fellow at the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization, University of Oxford. A former Fulbright Fellow and NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow in climate sciences, Dr. Hultman has also conducted research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Before joining the University of Maryland, he held a faculty appointment at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington DC. Hultman holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Energy & Resouces from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Physics from Carleton College.