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Robert Hahn

Robert Schuman/GGP Fellow

University of Oxford

Period: May 2014, 4 May – 5 June 2015




Research Project

An Analysis of Arguments for Using the Social Cost of Carbon in the Design of Climate Policy 


Biographical note

Robert Hahn is Professor of Environmental and Regulatory Economics at the Smith School, and a senior fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy.

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, 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.