Cecilia S. Choi

Cecilia S. Choi is the U.S. State Department’s Diplomat in Residence for Southern California, Hawaii and Nevada.  A visiting fellow at UCLA, she is responsible for recruiting talent to pursue a career in public service in global affairs. Choi was the director of trade and investment at the National Security Council serving under the Obama and Trump administrations.  She advised on tariffs, trade agreements and U.S. export promotion.  Choi was the deputy director in the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, where she promoted innovation to address environment challenges. She also served as the food safety adviser at the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, promoting U.S. agriculture.

Prior to joining the government, she worked in investor relations, advising Fortune 500 companies on how to promote their publicly traded offerings.  Overseas, she was the economic counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Honduras.  Her other overseas assignments were in South Korea and Turkey.  She also helped coordinate the U.S.-Chile relationship, advancing U.S. interests on free trade and peacekeeping.

Her foreign languages are German, Korean, Persian and Spanish.

Chris Zepeda-Millán

Biography:

Born and raised in the East Los Angeles barrio of Boyle Heights, Chris Zepeda-Millán was the first Chicano to receive a Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Cornell University. His award winning research has been published in top political science and interdisciplinary academic journals, including the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), Political Research Quarterly (PRQ), Politics, Groups and Identities (PGI), Critical Sociology, the Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review, and Social Science Quarterly (SSQ). His first book, Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism, was recently published by Cambridge University Press.

As a publicly engaged scholar, Professor Zepeda-Millán has been interviewed by several local, national, and international media outlets. His public intellectual work includes working with local and national community organizations, publishing op-eds in local newspapers across the country, and being an invited contributor to NBC News, Latino Decisions, the London School of Economics’ USA blog, The Progress magazine, and The Huffington Post. Professor Zepeda-Millan has also been involved in various social movements related to environmental and global justice, labor, student, immigrant, and indigenous rights.

Prior to joining the Departments of Public Policy and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, Professor Zepeda-Millán was a Provost Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago, as well as a faculty member at Loyola Marymount University and UC Berkeley, where he chaired the Center for Research on Social Change.

Courses:

Immigration Policy
Latino Politics
Social Movements
Racial Politics
Interdisciplinary Research Methods
Urban Politics

Books:

Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism (Cambridge University Press 2017).

Selected Articles & Book Chapters:

“Mobilizing for Immigrant Rights Under Trump.”
With Sophia Wallace. Charting the Resistance: The Emergence of the Movement Against President Donald Trump. Eds. Sidney Tarrow and David Mayer (Forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

“The Political Effects of Having Undocumented Parents: How Parental Illegality Impacts the Political Behavior of their U.S.-Born Children.”
With Alex Street and Michael Jones-Correa. Political Research Quarterly. Vol. 70 (4): 818-832, 2017.

“The Impact of Large-Scale Collective Action on Latino Perceptions of Commonality and Competition with African-Americans.”
With Michael Jones-Correa and Sophia Wallace. Social Science Quarterly (SSQ), Vol. 97 (2): 458-475, 2016.

“Weapons of the (Not So) Weak: Immigrant Mass Mobilization in the U.S. South.”
Critical Sociology, Vol. 42 (2): 269-287, 2016.

“Mass Deportation and the Future of Latino Partisanship.”
With Alex Street and Michael Jones-Correa. Social Science Quarterly (SSQ), Vol. 96 (2): 540-552, 2015.

“Perceptions of Threat, Demographic Diversity, and the Framing of Illegality: Explaining (non)Participation in New York’s 2006 Immigrant Protests.”
Political Research Quarterly (PRQ), 67(4): 880-888, 2014.

“Triangulation in Social Movement Research.”
With Phil M. Ayoub and Sophia J. Wallace. Methodological Practices In Social Movement Research. Donatella della Porta (Ed.), Oxford University Press, 2014.

“Spatial and Temporal Proximity:  Examining the Effects of the 2006 Immigrant Rights Marches on Political Attitudes.”
With Sophia Wallace and Michael Jones-Correa. American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), 58(2): 433-448, 2014.

“Racialization in Times of Contention:  How Social Movements Influence Latino Racial Identity.”
With Sophia Wallace. Politics, Groups, and Identities (PGI), 1(4): 510-527, 2013.

“Undocumented Immigrant Activism and Rights.”
Battleground Immigration: The New Immigrants, Vol. 2., Ed. Judith Warner, Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2008.

Emily Weisburst

I am an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles. My research focuses on topics in labor economics and public finance, including criminal justice and education.

I recently earned my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. While in graduate school, I worked as a Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President and as a research associate for the RAND Corporation on joint projects with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. I have also received the NAED Spencer Dissertation Fellowship to support my research on the impact of funding for police in public schools on student disciplinary outcomes and educational attainment in Texas.

My research interests include understanding factors that impact police decision-making and public trust in police. I am also interested in how interactions with the criminal justice system affect individuals, families and communities. A recent paper examines how much police discretion matters to law enforcement outcomes, after accounting for offense context. In this project, I find that the likelihood that an incident results in an arrest critically depends on the officer that shows up to respond to an offense reported through a police call for service.

For more information about my work, check out my website: emilyweisburst.com

Natalie Bau

Natalie Bau is an assistant professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She is an economist studying topics in development and education economics and is particularly interested in the industrial organization of educational markets. She has studied private schooling and teacher compensation in Pakistan, the relationship between negotiation skills and girls’ educational outcomes in Zambia, and the interactions between educational investment and cultural traditions in Indonesia, Zambia, and Ghana.

Dr. Bau received her PhD in public policy from Harvard University, and is currently an affiliate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Centre for Economic Policy and Research.  Prior to joining UCLA, she was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Toronto.

Personal Academic Website.

Martin Gilens

Martin Gilens is Professor of Public Policy at UCLA. His research examines representation, public opinion, and mass media, especially in relation to inequality and public policy. Professor Gilens is the author of Affluence & Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America, and Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy, and coauthor (with Benjamin I. Page) of Democracy in America?: What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do about It. He has published widely on political inequality, mass media, race, gender, and welfare politics. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and the Russell Sage Foundation. Professor Gilens is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and taught at Yale and Princeton universities before joining the Luskin School at UCLA in 2018. 

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Brad Rowe

Publications (articles in bold have been peer reviewed)

Heussler, L., Jones, T., Rowe, B., Ziskind, J., Hayward, M., Noblet, R., Rejon, F. (2016) Gang Violence Assessment: Hinds County, Mississippi. For Office of the Attorney General State of Mississippi.

Smart, R., Rowe, B., Hawken, A., Kleiman, M., Mladenovic, N., Gehred, P., & Manning, C. (2015). Faster and Cheaper: How Ride-Sourcing Fills a Gap in Low-Income Los Angeles Neighborhoods. BOTEC Analysis Corporation. For Uber Technologies.

Donnelly, P. D., & Ward, C. L. (Eds.). (2015). Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention: Epidemiology, Evidence, and Policy. Oxford University Press, USA.

Kleiman, M. A., Caulkins, J. P., Jacobson, T., & Rowe, B. (2015). Violence and drug control policy. Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention: Epidemiology, Evidence, and Policy, 297. For Oxford Publishing.

Heussler, L., Rowe, B. (2015) New York City Pilot Transportation Study: A Comparison of UberWAV and Wheelchair-Accessible Taxis. For Uber Technologies.

Mayper, S., Rowe, B., Ziskind, J., Gehred, P. & Marshall, A. (2015) Capitol City Crime Prevention Study: School Discipline and Youth Violence Reduction in Jackson. For the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Mississippi. For Office of the Attorney General State of Mississippi.

Kleiman, Mark A.R., Davenport, S., Rowe, B., Ziskind, J., Mladenovic, N., Manning, C., Jones, T. (2015) Estimating the Size of the Medical Cannabis Market in Washington State. For Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.

Gehred, P., Hampsher, S., Kleiman, M., Manning, C., Mladenovic, N., Rowe, B., (2015) New York City Pilot Transportation Study Summary. For Uber Technologies.

Kleiman, Mark A.R., Rowe, B. (2014) DEVELOPING A VIOLENCE-REDUCING DRUG ENFORCEMENT STRATEGY FOR COLOMBIA. For DEA of the Andean Region.

Kleiman, Mark A.R., Midgette, G., Rowe, B. (2014) Violent Criminal History as a Predictor of DUI and Bodily Injury. For Los Angeles Police Department Foundation.

Chi, J., Hayatdavoudi, L., Kruszona, S., Rowe, B., & Kleiman, M. A. (2013). Reducing drug violence in Mexico: Options for implementing targeted enforcement. For U.S. Department of Justice.

 

Gary M. Segura

Gary M. Segura is the Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA.

His work focuses on issues of political representation and social cleavages, the domestic politics of wartime public opinion, and the politics of America’s growing Latino minority.  Among his most recent publications are “Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation” with Matt Barreto (Public Affairs Press, 2014); “The Future is Ours: Minority Politics, Political Behavior, and the Multiracial Era of American Politics” with Shaun Bowler (2011, Congressional Quarterly Press), and two books with the Latino National Survey team: “Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences” (2012, Cambridge University Press), and “Latino Lives in America: Making It Home” (2010, Temple University Press). He has another book in press, “Calculated War: The Public and a Theory of Conflict,” with Scott S. Gartner, under contract to Cambridge University Press.

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Earlier work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and the Annual Review of Political Science, among many others.

Over the last 18 years, he has directed polling research that has completed over 100,000 interviews of Americans of all backgrounds on matters of political importance. He has briefed members of both the House and Senate as well as senior administration officials and appeared on National Public Radio, the “News Hour,” “Frontline,” “the CBS Evening News,” MSNBC, and numerous other outlets.

Segura served as an expert witness on the nature of political power in all three of landmark LGBT marriage rights cases in 2013 and 2015, Windsor v. United States, Hollingsworth v Perry, and the historic Obergefell v. Hodges, which recognized marriage equality as a constitutionally protected right. He has provided expert testimony on discrimination in both voting rights cases and LGBT civil rights cases, and filed amicus curiae briefs on subjects as diverse as marriage equality and affirmative action.

Segura was one of the principal investigators of both the 2012 and 2016 American National Election Studies, and was one of the principal investigators of the Latino National Survey, in 2006.

He is a past president of the Midwest Political Science Association and the Western Political Science Association, and a past executive council member of the American Political Science Association. He is a past president of El Sector Latino de la Ciencia Política (Latino Caucus in Political Science). In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 

 

 

Edward A. (Ted) Parson

Edward A. (Ted) Parson is Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Parson studies international environmental law and policy, the role of science and technology in policy-making, and the political economy of regulation.  His articles have appeared in Science, Nature, Climatic Change, Issues in Science and Technology, theJournal of Economic Literature, and the Annual Review of Energy and the Environment.  His most recent books are A Subtle Balance: Evidence, Expertise, and Democracy in Public Policy and Governance, 1970-2010 (McGill-Queens University Press, 2015), The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change (with Andrew Dessler) (2nd ed. Cambridge, 2010), and Protecting the Ozone Layer: Science and Strategy (Oxford, 2003), which won the 2004 Sprout Award of the International Studies Association and is widely recognized as the authoritative account of the development of international cooperation to protect the ozone layer.

Parson has led and served on multiple advisory committees, for the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and other national and international bodies.  He was formerly Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law, Professor of Natural Resources and Environment, and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and spent twelve years on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  In addition to his academic positions, Parson has worked and consulted for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, the Privy Council Office of the Government of Canada, the U.N. Environment Program, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).  He holds degrees in physics from the University of Toronto and in management science from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard.  In former lives, he was a professional classical musician and an organizer of grass-roots environmental groups.

Bibliography:

Books:

A Subtle Balance: Evidence, Expertise, and Democracy in Policy and Governance, 1970-2010 (edited by E.A. Parson). McGill-Queens University Press (May 2015).

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate (with A.E. Dessler). 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press (2010). The second edition of Dessler and Parson’s acclaimed book provides an integrated treatment of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change. Aimed at the educated non-specialist, and at courses in environmental policy or climate change, the book clearly lays out the scientific foundations of climate change, the issues in current policy debates, and the interactions between science and politics that make the climate change debate so contentious and confusing. This new edition is brought completely up to date to reflect the rapid movement of events related to climate change. In addition, all sections have been improved, in particular a more thorough primer on the basic science of climate change is included. The book also now integrates the discussion of contrarian claims with the discussion of current scientific knowledge; extends the discussion of cost and benefit estimates; and provides an improved glossary. Order from Cambridge University Press | Order from Amazon.com

Global-Change Scenarios: Their Development and Use (with V. Burkett, K. Fisher-Vanden, D. Keith, L. Mearns, H. Pitcher, C. Rosenzweig, M. Webster). Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.1b, US Climate Change Science Program (2007). Final Report

Protecting the Ozone Layer: Science and Strategy. Oxford University Press (2003). (Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, International Studies Assoc., 2004). Order from Oxford University Press | Order from Amazon

Governing the Environment: Persistent Challenges, Uncertain Innovations (edited by Edward A. Parson). University of Toronto Press (2001). (Also published in French translation as Gérer l’environnement, les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2001). Order from Univ. of Toronto Press | Order from Amazon

Climate Change Impacts on the United States. US Global Change Research Program, Cambridge University Press (2001). National Assessment Synthesis Team (member of collective author).  Two volumes: “Foundation” and “Overview.” Order “Foundation” from Cambridge University Press | Order “Overview” from Cambridge University Press | Order “Foundation” from Amazon | Order “Overview” from Amazon

Learning to Manage Global Environmental Risks: a Comparative History of Social Responses to Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Acid Rain (edited by W.C. Clark et al.). MIT Press (2001). Vols. 1 and 2. Social Learning Group (member of collective author). Order Vol. 1 from MIT Press | Order Vol. 2 from MIT Press | Order Vol. 1 on Amazon | Order Vol. 2 on Amazon

Articles, Chapters, and Reviews:

Climate Engineering in Global Climate Governance: Implications for Participation and Linkage, 3(01) Transnational Environmental Law 89-110 (2014). Full Text

Market Instruments for the Sustainability Transition (with Eric L. Kravitz), 38 Annual Review of Environment and Resources 415-40 (2013). Annual Review | Abstract

End the Deadlock on Governance of Geoengineering Research (with David W. Keith), 339 Science 1278-79 (March 15, 2013).

Climate Engineering Research, Issues in Science and Technology (Summer 2013). Forum Comment on Long and Scott.

International Governance of Climate Engineering (with Lia N. Ernst), 14 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 307 (2013). Full Text

Sequential Climate Change Policy (with D. Karwat), 2 Wiley Interdisciplinary Review: Climate Change 744-56 (2011). Wiley

Research on Global Sun Block Needed Now (with D.W. Keith and M. Granger Morgan), 463 Nature 426-27 (Jan. 28, 2010). Full Text

Ontario Electricity Policy: The Climate Challenge, in Chapter 2Current Affairs: Perspectives on Electricity Policy for Ontario (edited by D. Reeve, D. DeWees, and B. Karney, University of Toronto Press, 2009). Order from Univ. of Toronto Press

Useful Global Change Scenarios: Current Issues and Challenges, 3(4) Environmental Research Letters 045016 (Oct.-Dec. 2008). ERL | Full Text

Review Essay: The Big One, 74 Journal of Economic Literature 147-64 (2007).Reviewing Catastrophe: Risk and Response, by Richard Posner.  JEL | Full Text

Reflections on Air Capture: The Political Economy of Active Intervention in the Global Environment, 74 Climatic Change 1-11 (2006). Climate Change | Full Text

Grounds for Hope: The Assessment of Technological Options to Manage Ozone Depletion, in Assessments of Regional and Global Environmental Risks: Designing Processes for the Effective Use of Science in Decision-Making (edited by A. Farrell and J. Jäger, Resources for the Future Press, 2005). Order from Amazon | Full Text

Environmental Health Implications of Global Climate Change (with R. Watson, J. Patz, D. Gubler, and J.H. Vincent), 7 Journal of Environmental Monitoring 834-43 (Dec. 2005). JEM

Book Review, 37 Canadian Journal of Political Science 439-41 (2004). Reviewing Restoration of the Great Lakes: Promises, Practices, Performances, by M. Sproule-Jones.

Seeking Truth for Power: Information Strategy and Regulatory Policy-Making (with C. Coglianese and R. Zeckhauser), 89 Minnesota Law Review277-341 (2004). Via Hein Online (restricted) | Full Text

Collective Silence and Individual Voice: the Logic of Information Games (with R.J. Zeckhauser, and C. Coglianese), in Collective Choice: Essays in Honor of Mancur Olson 49-70 (edited by J. Heckelman and D. Coates, Springer-Verlag, 2003). Order from Amazon | Full Text

Climate and the Water, Forests, and Salmon of the Pacific Northwest (with E.A. Parson, P.W. Mote and ten other authors), 61 Climatic Change45-88 (Nov. 2003). Climatic Change

Understanding Climate Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in the United States: Building a Capacity for Assessment (with E.A Parson, R.W. Corell and ten other authors), 57 Climatic Change 9-42 (Mar. 2003). Climatic Change

The Technology Assessment Approach to Climate Change, 84 Issues in Science and Technology 65-72 (Summer 2002). Issues in S&T | Subsequent discussion forum, Fall 2002 | Full Text

Implementing the Climate Regime’s Clean Development Mechanism (with R.B. Mitchell), 10(2) Journal of Environment and Development 125-46 (June 2001). JED (Subscription required)

Environmental Trends: a Challenge to Canadian Governance, Chapter 1, in Governing the Environment: Persistent Challenges, Uncertain Innovations 3-29 (edited by Edward A. Parson, University of Toronto Press, 2001).

Persistent Challenges, Uncertain Innovations: A Synthesis, Chapter 9, in Governing the Environment: Persistent Challenges, Uncertain Innovations 345-80 (edited by Edward A. Parson, University of Toronto Press, 2001).

Leading While Keeping in Step: Canadian Management of Global Atmospheric Risks, Chapter 10 (with A.R. Dobell, A. Fenech, D. Munton, and H. Smith), in Learning to Manage Global Environmental Risks: a Comparative History of Social Responses to Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Acid Rain 235-57 (edited by W.C. Clark et al., MIT Press, ). Social Learning Group. Also secondary author on four other chapters in volume.

Socioeconomic Context for Climate Impact Assessment, Chapter 3 (E.A. Parson and M.G. Morgan, with A. Janetos, L. Joyce, B. Miller, R. Richels, and T. Wilbanks), in Climate Change Impacts on the United States. A Report of the National Assessment Synthesis Team, US Global Change Research Program93-107 (Cambridge University Press, 2001). PDF on USGCRP website

Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change for the Pacific Northwest, Chapter 9 (with P.W. Mote, A. Hamlet, N. Mantua, A. Snover, W. Keeton, E. Miles, D. Canning, K.G. Ideker), in Climate Change Impacts on the United States. US Global Change Research Program 247-80 (Cambridge University Press, 2001). PDF on USGCRP website

Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change for Alaska, Chapter 10 (with L. Carter, P. Anderson, B. Wang, and G. Weller), in Climate Change Impacts on the United States. US Global Change Research Program 283-312 (Cambridge University Press, 2001). PDF on USGCRP website

Environmental Trends and Environmental Governance in Canada, 26 Canadian Public Policy S123-S143 (Aug. 2000). Full Text

Joint Implementation of Greenhouse Gas Abatement Under the Kyoto Protocol’s “Clean Development Mechanism”: Its Scope and Limits (with K. Fisher-Vanden), 32 Policy Sciences 207-24 (Sep. 1999). Policy Sciences

The Montreal Protocol: The First Adaptive Global Environmental Regime?, in Protecting the Ozone Layer: Lessons, Models, and Prospects (edited by P.G. LePrestre, J.D. Reid, and E.T. Morehouse, Jr., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998). Order from Amazon | Full Text

Games and Simulations (with D.W. Keith), in Human Choice and Climate Change (edited by S. Rayner and E. Malone, Battelle Press, 1998). Order from Amazon | Full Text

Fossil Fuels without CO2 Emissions (with D.W. Keith), Science 282 (5391)1053-54 (6 Nov. 1998). Science | Full Text

Informing Global Environmental Policy-making: A Plea for New Methods of Assessment and Synthesis, 2(4) Environmental Modeling and Assessment 267-79 (1998). EMA

Integrated Assessment Models of Global Climate Change (with K. Fisher-Vanden), 22 Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 589-628 (1997). Annual Review

International Environmental Negotiations: The Current State of Empirical and Analytical Study, 13 Negotiation Journal 161-83 (April 1997). Full Text

International Protection of the Ozone Layer, in Green Globe Yearbook: 1996(edited by H.O. Bergeson and G. Parmann, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oxford University Press, 1996). Order from Amazon

What Can You Learn From a Game?, in Wise Choices: Games, Decisions, and Negotiations (edited by R. Zeckhauser, R. Keeney, and J. Sebenius, Harvard Business School Press, 1996). Order from Amazon | Full Text

Three Dilemmas in the Integrated Assessment of Climate Change, 34 Climatic Change 315-26 (1996). Climatic Change

Integrated Assessment and Environmental Policy-Making: In Pursuit of Usefulness, 23 Energy Policy 463-75 (1995). Energy Policy | Full Text

Sustainable Development as Social Learning: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Challenges for the Design of a Research Program (with W.C. Clark), in Barriers and Bridges to the Renewal of Ecosystems and Institutions428-60 (edited by L. Gunderson, C.S. Holling, and S. Light, Columbia University Press, 1995). Order from Amazon | Full Text

Cooperation in the Unbalanced Commons (with R. Zeckhauser), in Barriers to the Conflict Resolution 212-34 (edited by K. Arrow, R. Mnookin, L. Ross, A. Tversky and R. Wilson, Norton, 1995). Order from Amazon | Full Text

Equal Measures or Fair Burdens: Negotiating Environmental Treaties in an Unequal World (with R. Zeckhauser), in Shaping National Responses to Climate Change 81-114 (edited by H. Lee, Island Press, 1995). Order from Amazon

Von dem Peripherie ins Zentrum der Aussen politik? Die internationale Umweltpolitik, in Amerikanische Weltpolitik nach dem Ost-West-Konflikt(edited by M. Dembinski, P. Rudolf, and J. Wilzewsk, Nomos Verlag, 1994).

Protecting the Ozone Layer, in Institutions for the Earth (edited by P.M. Haas, R.O. Keohane, and M.A. Levy, MIT Press, 1993). Order from Amazon

Assessing UNCED and the State of Sustainable Development, Proceedings of the American Society of International Law 508-13 (1993). Full Text

Policy-advisory and Popular Articles:

Policy Brief, Climate Change: Less focus on collective action, more on delayed benefits and concentrated opponents.  Policy Brief, Centre for International Governance Innovation. April 2015. Paper

Controlling Greenhouse-Gas Emissions from Transport: the performance and promise of California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (with Jesse Lueders and Sean Hecht). Emmett Institue, UCLA Law, May 22, 2015. Paper

Fiscal and Regulatory Approaches to Limiting Greenhouse Gases, Briefing to Meeting on Breaking the Climate Change Deadlock, Paris, March 2008.

Synthesis Report, Launch Workshop, The 3E Initiative. Report of first meeting, Merrickville Ontario. 1-3 Nov. 2007.

Report of Planning Meeting, Canada Low-Carbon Project, Calgary, July 16, 2007.

How to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Guide for Policy-makers in Canada and Elsewhere. Part 1: National Policies; Part 2: Internation Action. Briefing Note for Planning Meeting, Canada Low-Carbon Project. May 24, 2007.

An L-14 Leadership Initiative Within the UN Climate-change Process, Briefing Note Prepared for Side event at Clinton Global Initiative, May 11, 2007.

Moving Beyond the Kyoto Impasse, New York Times A23 (July 31, 2001). Opinion

A Breakthrough in Climate-Change Policy? (with D. W. Keit), Scientific American 78-79 (Feb. 2000).

International Ozone Agreements: Response to Comments by Ian Rowlands (with O. Greene), 37(3) Environment 3 (April 1995).

The Complex Chemistry of the International Ozone Agreements (with O. Greene), 37(2) Environment 16 (March 1995).

Appraising the Earth Summit (with P. Haas and M. Levy), 34(8) Environment (Oct. 1992).

A Summary of the Major Documents signed at the Earth Summit and Global Forum (with P. Haas and M. Levy), 34(8) Environment (Oct. 1992).

A World Atmosphere Fund (with A.R. Dobell), Policy Options (Nov. 1988).

Technical Reports and Writing Papers:

Moratoria for Global Governance and Contested Technology: The Case of Climate Engineering (with Megan Herzog), UCLA School of Law, Public Law & Legal Theory Working Paper Series No. 16-17 (2016). Full Text

The International Policy Environment for Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Report to National Energy Technology Laboratory, US DOE, April 2003.

Implementing Joint Implementation: Developing a Management and Performance System for the Kyoto Protocol’s “Clean Development Mechanism” (with R.B. Mitchell), ENRP Discussion Paper E-98-06. Harvard University (June, 1998).

Explaining the Form of Assessments: Why do we get the assessments we do? (with S. Agrawala, A. Patt, R. Keohane, R. Mitchell, L. Botcheva, W. Clark, E. DeSombre, J. McCarthy, and E. Shea), ENRP Discussion Paper E-97-12. Harvard University (1997).

Global Environmental Assessment (with W.C. Clark and N. Dickson),ENRP Discussion Paper E-97-15. Harvard University (1997).

Joint Implementation and its Alternatives: Choosing Systems to Distribute Mitigation and Finance (with K. Fisher-Vanden), ENRP Discussion Paper E-97-03. Harvard University (1977).

A Global Climate Change Policy Exercise: Results of a Test Run, July 27-29 1999, Working Paper WP-96-90.International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria (August 1996).

Thematic Guide to Integrated Assessment Models of Global Climate Change Socio-economic Data and Analysis Center, NASA Mission to Planet Earth, 1966.

Climate Treaties and Models, Background Study, Office of Technology Assessment, US Congress, Washington DC, June 1994.

Negotiating Climate Cooperation: Learning from Theory, Simulations, and History.Harvard University (May 1992). Doctoral dissertation in Public Policy.

The Transport Sector and Global Warming, Disc. Paper G-90-07, Harvard Global Environmental Policy Project. (Appeared in abridged form as the transport sector chapter in Changing by Degrees, OTA’s Feb. 1991 Report on Global Climate Change)

Midwest-Northeast Transmission: A Partial Solution to Acid Rain? Discussion Paper E-88-05, Energy and Environment Policy Center, Harvard University.

Jill R. Horwitz

Note: Professor Jill Horwitz is on sabbatical for Fall 2017.

Jill Horwitz is a legal scholar and health policy expert who is addressing some of the most pressing law and policy issues of our day, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and the impact of hospital ownership on the delivery of medical services.  She comes to UCLA from the University of Michigan, where she was a Professor of Law and Co-Director of their Law and Economics Program.  She also held joint appointments at Michigan with the School of Public Health and the Ford School of Public Policy.

Professor Horwitz is a highly productive scholar who has published in law journals, health policy journals, and economics journals.  Her scholarly interests focus on the legal regulation of health care organizations, nonprofit organizations, law and economics, and tort law.  Her empirical research on hospital ownership and medical service provision has won several awards.

Professor Horwitz teaches Torts and Nonprofit Law and Policy, as well as workshops on law and economics, governance, and health care reform.

Horwitz received her B.A. with honors from Northwestern University.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, a J.D. (magna cum laude), and a Ph.D. in health policy, all from Harvard University. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for Judge Norman Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Horwitz is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute Restatement of Nonprofit Organizations, a fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance, an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria Department of Economics in British Columbia, and a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Bibliography

Articles and Chapters:

State Legal Restrictions and Prescription-Opioid Use among Disabled Adults (with Ellen Meara, Wilson Powell, Lynn McClelland, Weiping Zhou, James O’Malley, and Nancy Morden), New England Journal of Medicine, Special Article (June 22, 2016).

Cross Border Effects of State Health Technology Regulation (with Dan Polsky), 1(1) American Journal of Health Economics 101-23 (Winter 2015). Related work published as “Challenegs to Regulatory Decentralization: Lessons from Certificate of Need Regulation,” National Bureau of Economic Research WP 19801 (2014).

Expansion of Invasive Cardiac Services in the United States (with Austin Nichols, Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, Comilla Sasson, and Theodore J. Iwashyna), Circulation (Published online July 19, 2013, print version forthcoming).

Wellness Incentives in the Workplace: Cost Savings through Cost Shifting to Unhealthy Workers (with Brenna D. Kelly and John DiNardo), 32(3) Health Affairs 468-76 (2013).

Profits v. Purpose: Hybrid Companies and the Charitable Dollar (forthcoming, 2013). Draft Text

The Role of the Market in Health Care: Point and Counterpoint (with Seth Freedman and Jill Horwitz), in Debates on U.S. Healthcare (edited by Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Wendy E. Parmet, and Mark A. Zezza, Sage Publications, 2012).

Malpractice Suits and Physician Apologies in Cancer Care (with Eugene Chung, John A.E. Pottow, and Reshma Jagsi), 7(6) Journal of Oncology Practice 389-93 (2011).

Rural Hospital Ownership: Medical Service Provision, Market Mix, and Spillover Effects (with Austin Nichols), 64(5) Health Services Research 1452-72 (2011). Related work published as National Bureau of Economic Research WP 16926 (2011).

Commentary: Why It’s Called the Affordable Care Act (with Nicholas Bagley), 110 Michigan Law Review First Impressions 1 (2011). Full Text

The Multiple Common Law Roots of Charitable Immunity: An Essay in Honor of Richard Epstein’s Contributions to Tort Law, 3(1) Journal of Tort Law Article 4 (2010).

The Attack on Nonprofit Status: A Charitable Assessment (with James R. Hines, Jr. and Austin Nichols), 108 Michigan Law Review 1179 (2010).

Hospital Ownership and Medical Service Provision in the United States: Implications for South Korea (with Austin Nichols), in The Service Sector Advancement: Issues and Implications for the Korean Economy 227-249 (edited by Moon Joong Tcha, Korea Development Institute, 2010).

Nonprofit Narratives: Piers Plowman, Anthony Trollope, and Charities Law, 2009 Michigan State Law Review 989 (2009). Full Text

Hospital Ownership and Medical Services: Market Mix, Spillover Effects, and Nonprofit Objectives (with Austin Nichols), Journal of Health Economics924-37 (September 2009).

Adoption and Spread of New Imaging Technology: A Case Study (with Joseph Ladapo Scott Gazelle, Milton Weinstein, and David Cutler), 28(6) Health Affairs w1122-32 (October 13, 2009).

Book Review of Reforming Medicare: Options, Tradeoffs, and Opportunities by Henry Aaron and Jeanne Lambrew, 47 Journal of Economic Literature 834-36 (September 2009).

Letting Good Deeds Go Unpunished: Volunteer Immunity Laws and Individual Tort Deterrence (with Joseph Mead), 6 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 585-635 (2009).

Debate, Medicare: Did the Devil Make Us Do It? (with David Hyman), 156 University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra 453-80 (2008). Full Text

The Virtues of Medicare: A Review of David A. Hyman’s Medicare Meets Mephistopheles, 106 University of Michigan Law Review 1001-20 (2008).

What Do Nonprofits Maximize? Nonprofit Hospital Service Provision and Market Ownership Mix (with Austin Nichols), National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 13246 (2007).

Does Corporate Ownership Matter? Service Provision in the Hospital Industry, 24 Yale Journal on Regulation 140-204 (2007). Also published in technical form, National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 11376(2005).

Michigan’s Dangerous Attempt to Distort Donors’ Intentions (with Harvey Dale), Chronicle of Philanthropy (August 17, 2006).

Nonprofit Ownership, Private Property, and Public Accountability, 25(4) Health Affairs (June 20, 2006). Web Exclusive W308-W311

U.S. Adoption of Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems (with David M. Cutler and Naomi E. Feldman), 24(6) Health Affairs 1654-63 (2005).

The Common Law Power of the Legislature: Insurer Conversions and Charitable Funds (with Marion Fremont-Smith), 83(2) Milbank Quarterly225-246 (2005).

Making Profits and Providing Care: Comparing Nonprofit, For-Profit and Government Hospitals, 24(3) Health Affairs 790-801 (2005).

Research Note: Relative Profitability of Acute Care Hospital Services, Exhibit, (2005).

Why We Need the Independent Sector: The Behavior, Law, and Ethics of Not-for-Profit Hospitals, 50 UCLA Law Review 1345 (2003).

Converting Hospitals from Not-for-profit to For-profit Status: Why and What Effects? (with David Cutler), in The Changing Hospital Industry 45-78 (edited by David Cutler, University of Chicago Press, 2000). Also published as National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 6672 (1998).

State Oversight of Hospital Conversions: Preserving Trust or Protecting Health?, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Wiener Center for Social Policy, Working Paper H-98-03 (1998). Also available as Hauser Center, Working Paper #10.

Case Brief: Blue Cross & Blue Shield v. Travelers Insurance, 23 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 407 (1995).

No-Fault for Medical Injury Compensation For Medical Injury: A Case Study (with Troyen Brennan), 14 Health Affairs 164-79 (Winter 1995).

Medical Malpractice (with Troyen Brennan), in Health Care Policy 307-27 (edited by David Calkins et al., Blackwell Science, 1995).

Arturo Vargas Bustamante

Arturo Vargas Bustamante is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He has a broad background in health policy, with specific training and expertise in health care survey research and data analysis, health care cost estimation, economic valuation and program evaluation. His research investigates unexplored or underexplored topics on access to health care, predominantly among Latinos/Hispanics and immigrants in the United States. He also specializes in the comparative analyses of health care delivery systems in Latin American countries. His research has been published in reputable health policy journals such as Health AffairsHealth Services ResearchSocial Science and Medicine, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, among others. The outcomes of his research have had direct policy applications, particularly since they estimate the share of disparities that can be attributed to socioeconomic and demographic factors and the corresponding part associated to health system variables, such as usual source of care and insurance status.

Professor Vargas Bustamante holds a PhD (2008) in Public Policy, an M.A. (2006) in Economics and an M.P.P. (2004) all from UC-Berkeley. As part of his professional experience, he worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and for the California Program on Access to Care. Before he worked for the Health Care Financing Administration of the Mexican Ministry of Health.

Selected Courses:

HPM 200 Health Care Organization and Financing

HPM 206 Health Care for Vulnerable Populations

HPM 226 Readings in Health Services Research

Selected Publications:

1. Contributions to U.S. Latino/Hispanic Health Care Research:

Vargas Bustamante A, Fang H, Rizzo JA, Ortega AN. Understanding observed and unobserved health care access and utilization disparities among US Latino adultsMedical Care Research & Review, 2009;66(5):561-77.

Vargas Bustamante A, Fang H, Rizzo JA, Ortega AN. Heterogeneity in health insurance coverage among US Latino adults. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2009;24 Suppl 3:561-6.

Vargas Bustamante A, Chen J, Rodriguez HP, Rizzo JA, Ortega AN.  Use of preventive care services among Latino subgroups. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2010;38(6):610-9.

Vargas Bustamante A, Chen J. Physicians cite hurdles ranging from lack of coverage to poor communication in providing high-quality care to latinos. Health Affairs, 2011;30(10):1921-9.

2. Contributions to U.S. Immigrant Health Care Research:

Vargas Bustamante A, Chen J.  The great recession and health spending among uninsured U.S. citizens and non-citizens: implications for the afffordable care act implementationHealth Services Research, 2014 Dec;49(6):1900-24.

Vargas Bustamante A, Fang H, Garza J, Carter-Pokras O, Wallace SP, Rizzo JA, et al. Variations in healthcare access and utilization among Mexican immigrants: the role of documentation status. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2012;14(1):146-55.

Vargas Bustamante A, Chen J, Health expenditure dynamics and years of U.S. residence: analyzing spending disparities among Latinos by citizenship/nativity status. Health Services Research, 2012;47(2):794-818.

Chen J, Vargas-Bustamante A, Ortega AN. Health care expenditures among Asian American subgroups. Medical Care Research and Review, 2013;70(3):310-29.

3. Contributions to Cross-Border Health Care Research:

Vargas Bustamante A, Ojeda G, Castaneda X. Willingness to pay for cross-border health insurance between the United States and Mexico. Health Affairs, 2008;27(1):169-78.

Laugesen MJ, Vargas-Bustamante A. A patient mobility framework that travels: European and United States-Mexican comparisons. Health Policy, 2010;97(2-3):225-31.

Vargas Bustamante A, Laugesen M, Caban M, Rosenau P.  United States-Mexico cross-border health insurance initiatives: Salud Migrante and medicare in Mexico. Pan American Journal of Public Health, 2012;31(1):74-80.

Gonzalez Block MA, Vargas Bustamante A, de la Sierra LA, Martinez Cardoso A. Redressing the limitations of the affordable care act for Mexican immigrants through bi-national health insurance: a willingness to pay study in Los Angeles. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2014;16(2):179-88.

4. Contributions to Comparative Health Systems Research:

Vargas Bustamante A.  The tradeoff between centralized and decentralized health services: evidence from rural areas in Mexico. Social Science & Medicine, 2010;71(5):925-34.

Vargas Bustamante AComparing federal and state healthcare provider performance in villages targeted by the conditional cash transfer programme of Mexico. Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH, 2011;16(10):1251-9.

Vargas-Bustamante A. Menu labeling perception & health behaviors between immigrant and U.S.-born minority populations: assessment in two Los Angeles public marketsSalud Pública, 2013;55 Suppl 4:S515-22.

Vargas Bustamante A, Mendez CA. Healthcare privatization in Latin America: what explains diverging healthcare privatization policies in Chile, Colombia and MexicoJournal of Health Care Politics, Policy and the Law, 2014;39(4):841-86.