Kerry Krutilla specializes in the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis, mainly in the energy and environmental area. Current research addresses benefit-cost analysis of air pollution, energy, and climate regulations; theory and methods for pricing greenhouse gas emissions; theoretical and practical challenges to intergenerational discounting, and distributional accounting formats for economic evaluation. Professor Krutilla also recently studied efficient principles for cybersecurity investment, and methods for incorporating fundamental uncertainties into the economic evaluation of seabed mining leases.
Professor Krutilla has served as an economic consultant for international and environmental organizations, including the World Bank and the Environmental Defense Fund. He has also consulted for U.S federal agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Internationally, Professor Krutilla has provided consulting services for the Brazilian Ministry of Transportation and the Chamber of Deputies of the Brazilian National Congress, and for the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Development, the Finance Committee of the National Assembly, and the City Council of Hanoi.
Professor Krutilla teaches benefit-cost analysis in several formats. He has conducted executive trainings at the World Bank, the Escola National de Administração Pública in Brasilia, the Vietnamese National Academy of Public Administration in Ho Chi Minh City, and offered executive training courses in Hanoi under the sponsorship of the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Development. He has taught short course at Vietnam National University in Hanoi and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. From 2012-2014, Professor Krutilla co-directed a summer overseas study program jointly offered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and two universities in Pamplona Spain. At the O’Neill School, Professor Krutilla offers graduate and undergraduate courses in benefit-cost analysis and environmental economics.