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Lawrence Goulder

Lawrence Goulder

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford 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)
PhD, Stanford University, Economics, 1982
AB, Harvard College, Philosophy, 1973

About

Lawrence H. Goulder is the Shuzo Nishihara Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics at Stanford University and 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 graduated from Harvard College with an AB in philosophy in 1973. He obtained a master's degree in musical composition from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in 1975 and earned a PhD in economics from Stanford in 1982. He was a faculty member in the department of economics at Harvard before returning to Stanford's economics department in 1989.
 
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 ("green" accounting). He has served on several advisory committees to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and the California Air Resources Board, and as co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.
 
At Stanford Goulder teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental economics and policy, and co-organizes weekly seminars in public and environmental economics.