Media Guide to UCLA Experts

Matthew Kahn

Professor / UCLA Department of Public Policy

Area of Expertise: environmental regulation, environmental economics, consumer behavior, greenhouse gases

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Matthew Kahn is a professor of public policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and an expert on the costs and benefits of environmental regulation, including policy responses to climate change. An environmental economist, Kahn is a member of UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and he comments regulary on the relationship between consumer and institutional behavior and environmentalism, as well as the environmental consequences of urban growth and related quality-of-life issues.

Kahn also holds an appointment in the departments of economics and he is the research director of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has published widely in the fields of urban and environmental economics, including research related to public transit, sprawl, real estate and energy.

Media Contacts

Alison Hewitt, 310-206-5461

George Foulsham, 310-206-0159