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Robert N. Stavins is Albert Pratt
Professor of Business and Government, Director of Graduate Studies
for the Doctoral Programs in Public Policy and in Political Economy
and Government, Cochair of the MPP/MBA and MPA/ID/MBA Joint Degree
Programs, and Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics
Program. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of
Economic Research, a University Fellow of Resources for the Future,
former Chair of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s
Environmental Economics Advisory Board, and a member of the
editorial councils of scholarly periodicals. His research has
examined diverse areas of environmental economics and policy and
has appeared in a variety of economics, law, and policy journals,
as well as several books. Stavins directed Project 88, a bipartisan
effort cochaired by former Senator Timothy Wirth and the late
Senator John Heinz to develop innovative approaches to
environmental problems. He has been a consultant to government
agencies, international organizations, corporations, and advocacy
groups. He holds a BA in philosophy from Northwestern University,
an MS in agricultural economics from Cornell, and a PhD in
economics from Harvard.
Fundamentals of Environmental Economics and Policy
Seminar on Environmental Economics and Policy
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Ranson, Matthew, and Robert N. Stavins. "Linkage as a Foundation
for Post-Durban Climate Policy Architecture." Ethics, Policy
& Environment 15.3 (December 2012): 272-275.
Aldy, Joseph, and Robert N. Stavins. "Climate Negotiators Create an
Opportunity for Scholars." Science 337.6098 (August 2012):
Hahn, Robert W., and Robert N. Stavins. "The Effect of Allowance
Allocations on Cap-and-Trade System Performance." Journal of Law
and Economics 54.4 (August 2012): S267-S294.
Chan, Gabriel, Robert Stavins, Robert Stowe, and Richard Sweeney.
"The SO2 Allowance Trading System and the Clean Air Act Amendments
of 1990: Reflections on 20 Years of Policy Innovation." National
Tax Journal 65.2 (June 2012): 419.
Aldy, Joseph, and Robert N. Stavins. "Using the Market to Address
Climate Change: Insights from Theory & Experience."
Deadalus 141.2 (Spring 2012): 45-60.
Stavins, Robert N. "An Unambiguous Consequence of the Durban
Climate Talks." Review of Environment, Energy and Economics
(March 9, 2012): 1-4.
Olmstead, Sheila M., and Robert N. Stavins. "Three Key Elements of
a Post-2012 International Climate Policy Architecture." Review
of Environental Economics and Policy 6.1 (Winter 2012): 65-85.
- Book Chapters
Goulder, Lawrence H., and Robert N. Stavins. "Interactions Between
State and Federal Climate Change Policies." The Design and
Implementation of US Climate Policy. Ed. Don Fullerton and
Catherine Wolfram. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012,
Stavins, Robert N. Economics Of Climate Change And Environmental
Policy. Elgar, Edward Publishing, 2013.
Richard Schmalensee, and Robert N. Stavins. "The Sordid History of
Congressional Acceptance and Rejection of Cap-and-Trade:
Implications for Climate Policy." Vox, March 17, 2013.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "The SO2 Allowance
Trading System: The Ironic History of a Grand Policy Experiment."
HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-030, August 2012.
- Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Stavins, Robert N. "From Berlin to Durban to Doha."
Environmental Forum. November/December 2012, 14.
Stavins, Robert N. "Independence is Important: Coase."
Environmental Forum. September/October 2012, 14.
Stavins, Robert N. "The U.S. Sulphur Dioxide Cap and Trade
Programme and Lessons for Climate Policy." Vox. August 12,
Stavins, Robert N. "Climate Policy: A Breath of Fresh Air."
Environmental Forum. July/August 2012.
Stavins, Robert N. "What's in a Wine's Name?" Environmental
Forum. May/June 2012, 14.
Stavins, Robert N. "Did the Durban Meeting Succeed?"
Environmental Forum. March/April 2012.
Stavins, Robert N. "Rahm's Doctrine Revisited, Revised."
Environmental Forum. January/February 2012.