Rob Stavins is a Business and Government Professor; Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Stavins holds a variety of posts at Harvard. He is a business and government professor, serves as director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, and is co-director of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements. He is also chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group.
Stavins is a university fellow at Resources for the Future, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, and a member of the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future and the Board of Academic Advisors of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies. He is also on the editorial boards of Resource and Energy Economics, Environmental Economics Abstracts, B.E. Journals of Economic Analysis & Policy, and Economic Issues and is an editor of the Journal of Wine Economics. He served as a lead author of the second and third assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Stavins directed Project 88, a bi-partisan effort co-chaired by former Sen. Timothy Wirth and the late Sen. John Heinz, to develop innovative approaches to environmental and resource problems. Prior to coming to Harvard, Stavins was a staff economist at the Environmental Defense Fund. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.S. in agricultural economics from Cornell, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.