Biographical Sketch --
Lawrence H. Goulder
Lawrence H. Goulder is the Shuzo Nishihara Professor
in Environmental and Resource Economics at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Center for Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis. He is also the Kennedy-Grossman Fellow in Human Biology at Stanford;
a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Institute for Economic Policy Research; a Research Associate
at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and a University Fellow
of Resources for the Future.
Goulder graduated from Harvard College with an A.B.
in philosophy in 1973. He obtained a master's degree in musical
composition from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in 1975 and
earned a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford in 1982. He was a faculty
member in the Department of Economics at Harvard before returning
to Stanford's economics department in 1989.
Goulder's research covers a range of environmental issues, including green tax reform, the design of cap-and-trade systems, climate change policy, and comprehensive wealth measurement ("green" accounting). He has served as co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and on several advisory committees to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and the California Air Resources Board.
His work often employs a general equilibrium
analytical framework that integrates the economy and the environment
and links the activities of government, industry, and households.
The research considers both the aggregate benefits and costs of
various policies as well as the distribution of policy impacts across
industries, income groups, and generations. Some of his work involves
collaborations with climatologists and biologists.
At Stanford Goulder teaches undergraduate and graduate courses
in environmental economics and policy, and co-organizes weekly
seminars in public and environmental economics.