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Barry Rabe

Public Policy Fellow


    July 6, 2015 — January 4, 2016

    Professional affiliation

    J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

    Wilson Center Projects

    “The Political Feasibility and Policy Durability of Pricing Carbon”

    Full Biography

    Barry Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.  He also holds an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in Environmental Policy at Michigan, where he directs the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP).  Rabe is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration.  He co-directs the National Surveys on Energy and Environment, a twice-annual survey of American public views on climate change and related energy issues.  He received his PhD in political science from the University of Chicago and was the first social scientist to receive a Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Major Publications

    "The Durability of Cap-and-Trade Policy," Governance (May 2015)

    "Taxing Fracking: American Severance Taxation and Revenue Use in the Shale Era," Review of Policy Research (June 2015)

    Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Policy (Brookings Institution Press)