Eric Kemp-Benedict is a senior scientist at SEI-US in Somerville, MA. Eric’s research focuses on the macroeconomics of a sustainability transition. From the time Eric joined SEI in 1997, he has contributed to studies on diverse topics of relevance to sustainability at national, regional, and global levels. He has also actively developed and applied tools and methods for participatory and study-specific sustainability analyses.
Eric led SEI’s Rethinking Development theme during 2011 and 2012, and he was director of SEI’s Asia Centre from February 2013 until February 2016. As director, he was responsible for research, administrative and financial leadership. He was also part of SEI’s international management and helped coordinate the Asia Centre’s interactions with headquarters and with SEI colleagues worldwide.
He has a B.S. in physics from the University of Texas in Austin and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Boston University, as well as an MAT in secondary physics education from Tufts University.