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Shuzo Nishihara Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics

Lawrence Goulder

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

Shuzo Nishihara Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
Department of Economics

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Lawrence H. Goulder is the Shuzo Nishihara Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Center for Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis. He is also a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, a senior fellow at Stanford's Precourt Institute for the Environment, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a University Fellow of Resources for the Future.

Goulder's research covers a range of environmental issues, including green tax reform, the design of environmental tax systems and emissions trading policies, climate change policy, and comprehensive wealth measurement. He has served as an advisor to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and the California Air Resources Board, as well as the co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.

Goulder earned his BA in philosophy from Harvard College, his master's degree in musical composition from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and his PhD in economics from Stanford. He was a faculty member in the department of economics at Harvard before returning to Stanford's economics department in 1989.