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Robert Stavins

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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 Agency’s 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.

 

Programs

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Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies

Designed to examine the distinctive strategic and managerial challenges that surround government agencies’ regulatory and enforcement functions.  Click for Details.

 

Driving Government Performance

Provides a number of explicit strategies that public executives can use in a variety of complex circumstances to establish and implement performance improvements in their organizations and agencies.  Click for Details.

 

Climate Change and Energy

Provides deep insight into the science, economics, and policy of climate change— and closely-related aspects of energy production and use.  Click for Details.

 

 


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