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 three years. I have received monetary compensation for some of these, expenses only for others, and no financial payments for others.

 

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Refereeing

American Economic Association

Refereeing

Analysis Group

Consulting

Aspen Institute

Speaking

Big Think, Inc.

Speaking

Boston Globe

Writing

Boston Red Sox

Brookings Institution

California Foundation Environment and Economy

Consulting

Research, writing

Speaking

Cambridge University Press

Writing

Canon Institute

Speaking

Center for European Economic Research

Speaking

Chevron

Consulting

Climate Change Economics

Member, editorial board

Columbia University

Reviewing, writing, speaking

Cornell University

Speaking

Duke Energy

Consulting

Earthscan Publishing

Writing

Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd.

Enel Foundation

Writing

Research, writing, speaking

Environmental Defense Fund

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

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Graduate Institute of Geneva

Greater Boston Real Estate Board

Member, scientific advisory board

Speaking

Research, writing

Green Orbis

Writing and speaking

Inter-American Development Bank

Speaking

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

International Emissions Trading Association

Writing

Research, writing, speaking

Institute of European and International Affairs

Speaking

Journal of Wine Economics

Editor

London School of Economics

Major League Baseball

Speaking

Consulting, Speaking

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons

Speaking, writing

Speaking

Miami Dolphins

Consulting

Ministry of Economy, Trade, & Industry, Japan

Speaking

National Bureau of Economic Research

Writing

National Science Foundation

Consulting

New York Times

Writing

New York University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Oxford University Press

Research, writing

Speaking

Writing

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Writing

Princeton University

Speaking

Regulatory Markets Center

Member, board of academic advisors

Resource and Energy Economics

Member, editorial board

Resources for the Future

Member, board of directors

Review of Environmental Economics & Policy

Co-editor

Rice University

Speaking

San Diego State University

Speaking

Singapore Government

Speaking

Southern Methodist University

Speaking

Stanford University

Speaking

Taylor and Francis Group

Writing

Texas A & M University

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

Chair and member, scientific advisory board

Wellesley College

Speaking

Western States Petroleum Association

Consulting

World Bank

Speaking

World Trade Organization

Speaking

W. W. Norton & Company

Writing

Yale University

 

[Last Updated: December 31, 2013]

Speaking