• Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Environmental and Regulatory Economics

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Academic Profile

Robert Hahn is Director of Economics and a Professor at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He is also an associate at Nuffield College, a senior fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, and a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute.

From 1999 to 2008, Professor Hahn served as the director of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center, a leader in policy research in law and economics, regulation, and antitrust. Previously, he worked for the President's Council of Economic Advisers, where he helped design the innovative market-based approach for reducing acid rain. He also has served on the faculties of Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University.

Professor Hahn is a frequent contributor to leading scholarly journals including the American Economic Review, Science, and the Yale Law Journal, as well as to general-interest periodicals including the New York Times and Forbes.com. He is also the co-founder of Regulation2point0.org.

He is the author of several books, among them Reviving Regulatory Reform: A Global Perspective. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Policy and Internet, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, and Regulation.

Professor Hahn has served as a consultant to government and business on a variety of issues ranging from encouraging private investment in Mexico City, to designing more cost-effective alternative fuels policy in the U.S., to rethinking the way we regulate the internet. In addition, he is co-founder of the Community Preparatory School, an inner-city middle school in Providence, Rhode Island, that provides opportunities for disadvantaged youth to achieve their full potential.

Teaching

Environmental Economics and Policy. This course covers selected topics in the economics and politics of environmental and resource policy. It introduces students to how economists think about environmental and resource challenges. It gives an overview of the tools that economists use to factor environmental concerns into decision making. The primary aim of this course is to encourage students to think critically about important environmental issues, using economics as one tool in the sudents broader toolkit. This course presumes a mastery of basic graphical analysis as it pertains to economics (think supply and demand, and related concepts).

Course: MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy

Selected Publications

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