Charles Kolstad

Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy, and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics
Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center (SEEPAC) - Senior Fellow
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
366 Galvez Street Room 235
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 721-1663


Charles D. Kolstad is an internationally known economist who once served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and has taught at universities in the U.S, Russia, and Belgium. His research interests are in information, uncertainty and regulation; he does much of his applied work in the area of climate change and energy markets. Currently he is a Convening Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), an advisor to the California Air Resources Board and Editor of the journal Review of Environmental Economics & Policy. He is a former president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) and has authored more than 100 publications, including the undergraduate text, Environmental Economics, which has been translated into Japanese, Spanish and Chinese. Prior to joining Stanford, Prof. Kolstad was a Professor of Economics and Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a University Fellow at Resources for the Future (Washington) a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge) and a Fellow of CESifo (Munich). In 2009 he was elected Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.


Who Pays For Climate Regulation?
January 2014 -- Policy Brief