David L. Greene

Curriculum Vitae


Senior Fellow, Energy & Environmental Policy Program

PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, 1978
MA, University of Oregon, 1973
BA, Columbia University, 1971

David L. Greene is a Senior Fellow of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy and a Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 2013 he retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Corporate Fellow. He is an author of more than 250 professional publications on transportation and energy issues, including over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and National Research Council reports. The 2012 recipient of the Transportation Research Board’s Roy W. Crum Award, he is also an emeritus member of both the Energy and Alternative Fuels Committees of the TRB and a lifetime National Associate of the U.S. National Academies. He received the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis, the Department of Energy’s 2007 Hydrogen R&D Award, DOE 2011 Vehicle Technologies R&D Award, and DOE Distinguished Career Service Award. Dr. Greene was recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for contributing to the IPCC’s receipt of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.  He has testified to committees of the U.S. Congress on a dozen occasions. Complete vita available here:

Research Interests

Transportation and energy issues, alternative fuels, fuel economy, costs of oil dependence

Selected Publications

D.L. Greene and D.H. Evans and J. Hiestand, “Survey evidence on the willingness of U.S. consumers to pay for automotive fuel economy,” Energy Policy, vol. 61, pp. 1539-1550, 2013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/.S0301421513003868

D.L. Greene, S. Park and C. Liu, 2013. “Analyzing the Transition to Electric Drive Vehicles in the U.S.”, Futures, published on line 19 October, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2013.07.003.

D.L. Greene, R.S. Lee and J.L. Hopson, “OPEC and the Costs to the U.S. Economy of Oil Dependence,” White Paper 1-13, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, February, 2013.

D.L. Greene, C. Liu and S. Park, “Transition from Petro-Mobility to Electro-Mobility”, in Transition to Renewable Energy Systems, D. Stolten and V. Scherer, eds., WILEY-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2013.

C.Z. Liu and D.L. Greene, 2013. “Modeling the Demand for E85 in the United States”, ORNL/TM-2013/369, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. http://info.ornl.gov/sites/publications/Files/Pub45616.pdf

D.L. Greene, “Rebound 2007: Analysis of National Light-Duty Vehicle Travel Statistics,” Energy Policy, vol. 41, pp. 14-28, 2012. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421510002739

D.L. Greene, “Uncertainty, Loss Aversion and Markets for Energy Efficiency”, Energy Economics, vol. 33, pp. 608-616, 2011. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140988310001301

D.L. Greene, “What’s Greener than a VMT Tax? The Case for an Indexed Energy User Fee to Finance U.S. Surface Transportation,” Transportation Research D-Environment, vol. 16, pp. 451-458, 2011. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920911000630

Contact Information

David L. Greene
Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy
1640 Cumberland Avenue
TN 37996-3340