Robert N. Stavins is the A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Director of Graduate Studies for the Doctoral Program in Public Policy and the Doctoral Program in Political Economy and Government, Co-Chair of the Harvard Business School-Kennedy School Joint Degree Programs, and Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.
He is a University Fellow of Resources for the Future, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Co-Editor of the Journal of Wine Economics, an elected Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, and a member of the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future. He was formerly the Chairman of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board, and was the founding Editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.
He was a Lead Author of the Second and Third Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Coordinating Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report. Professor Stavins’ research has examined diverse areas of environmental economics and policy, and his work has appeared in a hundred articles in academic journals and popular periodicals, and several books. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Northwestern University, an M.S. in agricultural economics from Cornell, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.