Robert Stavins has conducted research on a wide range of environmental economics and policy issues and directs the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Robert Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program; and Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Stavins’ research has focused on diverse areas of environmental economics and policy, including examinations of: market‑based policy instruments; regulatory impact analysis; innovation and diffusion of pollution-control technologies; environmental benefit valuation; policy instrument choice under uncertainty; competitiveness effects of regulation; depletion of forested wetlands; political economy of policy instrument choice; and costs of carbon sequestration.
Stavins directed Project 88, a bi-partisan effort co‑chaired by former Senator Timothy Wirth and the late Senator John Heinz, to develop innovative approaches to environmental and resource problems. He continues to work closely with public officials on matters of national and international environmental policy.