Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Productive Furlough Days

All around the country, other academics feel sorry for their UC peers as we gain some first hand experience with furloughs. Here are the details . You can see our respective pay cuts in % terms and you can see that we have been granted the right to "engage in outside compensation on our furlough days". So, recognizing that I do have rights and I'm always willing to learn and work hard, I have joined a new team namely The Brattle Group .

The Brattle Group has many excellent energy consultants and I'm eager to work with these guys on a variety of projects that are directly related to climate change mitigation efforts. If you (or my various co-authors) want me to do some work for you, please call Brattle!

Environmental Economics Expert Matthew Kahn Joins Brattle as a Senior Advisor

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Matthew Kahn has joined the firm as a senior advisor.

Dr. Kahn is a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Public Policy. His research focuses on environmental, urban, real estate and energy economics, and he has recently conducted research on the broad issue of climate change mitigation.

He is the author of Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (Brookings Institution Press, 2006) and the co-author of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Princeton University Press, 2009). Dr. Kahn is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Before joining UCLA in January 2007, he taught at Columbia University and the Fletcher School at Tufts University, in addition to serving as a visiting professor at both Harvard University and Stanford University. Dr. Kahn holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, a G.C. in Economic History from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton University.