Niven is a Senior Fellow at Motu Economic & Public Policy Research and a Principal Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Niven’s research evaluating climate policies using applied general equilibrium models has been published in major academic journals and informed policy discussions. He is also interested in sports analytics and his research on sports ranking systems inspired a change to the rugby bonus point system. He is co-editor of the Journal of Global Economic Analysis and was twice named a Global Trade Analysis Project Research Fellow for excellence in research. More about Niven.