Lawrence H. Goulder is the Shuzo Nishihara Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics at Stanford and Director of the Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center. He is also a University Fellow at Resources for the Future and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Goulder’s research examines the environmental and economic impacts of U.S. and international environmental policies, including policies to deal with climate change and pollution from power plants and automobiles. His work also explores the “sustainability” of consumption patterns in various countries. He recently chaired a committee to advise the California Environmental Protection Agency on the design of a cap-and-trade system to help meet the state’s targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
At Stanford Goulder teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental economics and policy, and co-organizes a weekly seminar in public and environmental economics. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in philosophy and received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford.