Outside Activities of Robert N. Stavins

 

My responsibilities as a faculty member of the Harvard Kennedy School include research, teaching, outreach initiatives (which involve, in part, communicating research results and policy options), and university administrative responsibilities. Fulfilling some of these responsibilities in particular outreach initiatives frequently involves engagement with other organizations. Also, I periodically engage in outside activities (that is, engagement in my personal capacity, rather than as a representative of Harvard University or my research programs at the Kennedy School) with a range of organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. All of these outside activities draw on my professional expertise, and typically involve activities such as speaking, reviewing, writing, editing, consulting, or serving on panels or advisory boards.

 

In my experience, such outside professional relationships are of considerable value in helping me meet my core responsibilities. Because of my central interest in the use of economic analysis to develop better public policies in the environmental, energy, and natural resources realm, it is of great value for me to understand the perspectives of practitioners in environmental advocacy groups, other non-governmental organizations, governments, and private firms. I find that working closely with such practitioners is a highly effective way of gaining this sort of understanding.

 

Also, because I am motivated not just to study and understand public policy, but to help practitioners improve it, I try very hard to make my scholarship relevant to the challenges practitioners actually face. For the same reason, I try to present some of my work in forms that are useful to such audiences. Relationships with practitioners of various kinds help me increase the relevance of my scholarship and communicate it to the world of professional practice.

 

Following is a list in alphabetical order of professional relationships I have had with organizations around the world over approximately the past five years (news media engagements are listed only for approximately the past year). I have received monetary compensation for some of these, expenses only for others, and no financial payments for others.

 

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Refereeing, speaking, consulting

American Economic Association

Refereeing

Analysis Group

Asia Pacific Carbon Markets Roundtable

Consulting

Speaking

Aspen Institute

Assoreca

Bank of America

Beloit College

Speaking

Speaking

Speaking

Speaking

Big Think, Inc.

Bloomberg News

Speaking

Source/quote

Boston Globe

Writing, source/quote

Boston Red Sox

BP

Brookings Institution

Brown University

Business Spectator, Australia

Business Week

California Foundation Environment and Economy

Consulting

Spaking

Research, writing

Speaking

Source/quote

Source/quote

Speaking

Cambridge University Press

Writing

Canon Institute

Speaking

CBC News

CBS News

Center for European Economic Research

Source/quote

Source/quote

Speaking

Chevron

China Daily

Christian Science Monitor

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Civil Service College, Singapore

Consulting

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Speaking

Climate Change Economics

Member, editorial board

Climate Central

ClimateWire

CNN

Columbia University

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Reviewing, writing, speaking

Cornell University

Speaking

Daily Climate

Daily Mail

Denver Post

Duke Energy

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Speaking, consulting

Earthscan Publishing

Writing

Economic Times

Economist

Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd.

Electric Power Research Institute

Enel Foundation

Source/quote

Source/quote

Writing

Speaking

Research, writing, speaking

Energy Collective

EnergyWire

Environmental Defense Fund

Writing

Source/quote

Speaking, writing, consulting

Environmental Economics and Policy Studies

Member, editorial council

Environmental Law Institute

Writing

Exelon

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Consulting

Speaking

Speaking

Speaking

Financial Times

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Fondation Universitaire, Brussels

Forbes

Fortune Magazine

Graduate Institute of Geneva

Greater Boston Real Estate Board

Source/quote

Member, scientific advisory board

Speaking

Source/quote

Source/quote

Speaking

Research, writing

Green Orbis

Writing and speaking

Greenwire

Grist

Guardian

Huffington Post

Inside Climate News

International Business Times

Inter-American Development Bank

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Writing

Source/quote

Source/quote

Speaking

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

International Carbon Action Partnership

International Emissions Trading Association

Writing

Speaking

Research, writing, speaking

Institute of European and International Affairs

Speaking

Journal of Wine Economics

Kansas City Royals

Kitsap Sun

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

Korea Daily

Korea JoongAng Daily

Editor

Consulting

Source/quote

Speaking

Source/quote

Source/quote

London School of Economics

Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Times

Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner

Speaking

Consulting

Source/quote

Consulting, speaking

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Senate

Media Matters

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons

Speaking, writing

Consulting, meeting

Source/quote

Speaking

Miami Dolphins

Miami Herald

Consulting

Source/quote

Ministry of Economy, Trade, & Industry, Japan

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

Minnesota Twins

Speaking

Speaking

Consulting

MIT Technology Review

Mother Jones

National Bureau of Economic Research

Source/quote

Source/quote

Writing

National Geographic

National Review

National Science Foundation

Source/quote

Source/quote

Consulting

Nature

NBC News

New Republic

New Yorker

New York Times

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Writing, source

New York University

Northern California Power Agency

NPR All Things Considered

NPR Marketplace

NPR Morning Edition

NPR Science Friday

Oakland Athletics

Ohio Wesleyan University

Oxford University Press

Research, writing

Speaking

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Consulting

Speaking

Writing

PBS Moyers & Company

PBS NewsHour

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Source/quote

Source/quote

Writing

Philadelphia Inquirer

Pittsburgh Pirates

Policy Innovations

Politico Magazine

Portland Press Herald

Princeton University

Progressive Policy Institute

Source/quote

Consulting

Source/quote

Writing, source

Source/quote

Speaking

Consulting, meeting, speaking

Public Radio International

Regulatory Markets Center

Research Institute of Innovative Technology

Source/quote

Member, board of academic advisors

Speaking

Resource and Energy Economics

Member, editorial board

Resources for the Future

Member, board of directors

Reuters

Review of Environmental Economics & Policy

Source/quote

Co-editor

Rice University

Rolling Stone

Sacramento Bee

Salon

San Francisco Chronicle

San Diego Padres

Speaking

Source/quote

Writing, source

Source/quote

Source/quote

Consulting

San Diego State University

Speaking

San Diego Union-Tribune

Science Magazine

Scientific American

Scripps Media

Singapore Government

Source/quote

Writing, source

Source/quote

Source/quote

Speaking

Southern Methodist University

Speaking

South China Morning Post

Stanford University

St. Louis Cardinals

Source/quote

Speaking

Consulting

Sydney Morning Herald

Tallahassee Democrat

Taylor and Francis Group

Source/quote

Source/quote

Writing

Texas A & M University

The Conversation

The Hill

ThinkProgress

Tribune News Service

Twin Cities Press

United Kingdom Parliament

Speaking

Writing

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Consulting, speaking

United Nations Environment Programme

Writing

University of California

Speaking, writing

University of Connecticut

Speaking

University of Chicago

Writing, speaking, refereeing

University of Geneva Graduate Institute

Speaking

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rochester

Speaking

Speaking

Speaking

University of Wyoming

Speaking

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. News & World Report

Viet Nam News

Wall Street Journal

Chair and member, scientific advisory board

Source/quote

Source/quote

Writing, source

Washington Examiner

Washington Post

WBUR Radio

Wellesley College

Source/quote

Source/quote

Source/quote

Speaking

Western States Petroleum Association

Consulting

WGBH Radio

World Bank

Source/quote

Speaking

World Trade Organization

Speaking

W. W. Norton & Company

Writing

Yale University

 

[Last Updated: April 1, 2015]

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