Matthew E. Kahn is a Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the Department of Economics, and the Department of Public Policy. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Before joining the UCLA faculty in January 2007, he taught at Columbia and the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Stanford. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. 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). His research focuses on environmental, urban, real estate and energy economics. More information on Matthew Kahn.
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Matthew Kahn has been busy presenting at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, New York University Rudin Center, The World Bank, the Denver American Economic Association Conference, the London School of Economics, and on numerous radio appearances such as the American Public Media, Vox Talks (UK), and KALW San Francisco. His article "Celebrating $4 Gas" was in the Harvard Business Review in CNNMoney.com, and in the New York Times. The prolific writer and
Luskin Scholar Matthew Kahn regularly contributed to the Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post and the Los Angeles Times on topics including the non-organic Egg McMuffin and a cost/benefit of California’s Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act. In addition, his studies─ on topics ranging from energy conservation to household carbon emissions in Chinese cities compared to U.S. cities─ were highlighted in The New York Times, The Economist, and American Public Radio, among others. Follow his popular blog here.
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