Ted Halstead is the Chairman and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council, an international policy institute founded in collaboration with a who’s who of business, opinion and environmental leaders to promote a carbon dividends framework as the most cost-effective, equitable and politically viable climate solution.

Previously, Halstead founded and led two other successful think tanks. His first, which he launched at 25, coordinated the Economists’ Statement on Climate Change, signed by 18 Nobel laureate economists. His second, New America, has become one of the most influential think tanks in Washington.

Halstead has published numerous articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Fortune, The Atlantic, National Review, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times and Harvard Business Review.  He also published two books, including The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics (co-authored with Michael Lind).

Halstead graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, and received his Master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Montgomery Fellow. The World Economic Forum selected him as a Young Global Leader.