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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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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Stavins, Robert N. "Onerous for Experts, IPCC Process in Danger of
Becoming Politicized." The Environmental Forum 34.1 (January
Bodansky, Daniel M., Seth A. Hoedl, Gilbert E. Metcalf, and Robert
N. Stavins. "Facilitating Linkage of Climate Policies Through the
Paris Outcome." Climate Policy 16.8 (November 2016):
Ranson, Matthew, and Robert N. Stavins. "Linkage of Greenhouse Gas
Emissions Trading Systems: Learning from Experience." Climate
Policy 16.3 (April 2016): 284-300.
Chan, Gabriel, Carlo Carraro, Ottmar Edenhofer, Charles Kolstad,
and Robert Stavins. "Reforming the IPCC's Assessment of Climate
Change Economics." Climate Change Economics 7.1 (February
Carraro, Carlo, Charles Kolstad, and Robert Stavins. "Assessment
and Communication of the Social Science of Climate Change: Bridging
Research and Policy." Review of Environment, Energy, and
Economics (February 25, 2015).
- Book Chapters
Stavins, Robert N. "Linkage of Regional, National, and Sub-National
Policies in a Future International Climate Agreement." Towards a
Workable and Effective Climate Regime. Ed. Scott Barrett, Carlo
Carraro, and Jaime de Melo. Center for Economic Policy Research,
Stavins, Robert N. "From the Science to the Economics and Politics
of Climate Change: An Introduction." Our World and Us: How Our
Environment and Our Societies Will Change. Ed. Katinka Barysch.
Allianz Group, 2015, 20-36.