Matthew Kahn

Professor Department of Public Policy, Department of Economics, Anderson School of Management

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

La Kretz Hall, Ste 300

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

Campus Mailcode: 149605

Tel: (310) 794-4904

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B.A. Hamilton College
G.C. London School of Economics
Ph.D. Economics, University of Chicago

Areas of Expertise

Urbanization, pollution caused by economic growth, energy demand, social networks, air pollution, regulation, climate change mitigation and adaptation.


Professor Kahn's research focuses on measuring how environmental quality is affected by economic growth. Recently, he is conducting more research on the broad issue of climate change mitigation. A second general area of research focuses on measuring household demand for environmental quality.