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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 Agencys
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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For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Fowlie, Meredith, Lawrence Goulder, Matthew Kotchen, Severin
Borenstein, James Bushnell, Lucas Davis, Michael Greenstone,
Charles Kolstad, Christopher Knittel, Robert Stavins, Michael Wara,
Frank Wolak, and Catherine Wolfram. "An Economic Perspective on the
EPA's Clean Power Plan." Science 346.6211 (November 2014):
Schmalensee, Richard, and Robert N. Stavins. "The SO2 Allowance
Trading System: The Ironic History of a Grand Policy Experiment."
Journal of Economic Perspectives 27.1 (December 2013):
Ranson, Matthew, and Robert N. Stavins. "Post-Durban Climate Policy
Architecture Based on Linkage of Cap-and-Trade Systems." Chicago
Journal of International Law 13.2 (Winter 2013): 403-438.
- Book Chapters
Stavins, Robert N. "Navigating a Two-Way Street Between Academia
and the Policy World." Introduction to Economics Of Climate
Change And Environmental Policy Economics Of Climate Change And
Environmental Policy: Selected Papers of Robert N. Stavins,
2000–2011. Ed. Robert N. Stavins. Edward Elgar, 2013.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Bodansky, Daniel M., Seth A. Hoedl, Gilbert E. Metcalf, and Robert
N. Stavins. "Facilitating Linkage of Heterogeneous Regional,
National, and Sub-National Climate Policies through a Future
International Agreement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
RWP14-056, November 2014.
Ranson, Matthew, and Robert N. Stavins. "Linkage of Greenhouse Gas
Emissions Trading Systems: Learning from Experience." HKS Faculty
Research Working Paper Series RWP14-012, February 2014.
- Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Stavins, Robert N. "Climate Realities." New York Times.