Goulder’s research examines the environmental and economic impacts of U.S. and international environmental policies, including policies to deal with climate change and pollution from power plants and automobiles. His work also explores the “sustainability” of consumption patterns in various countries.
Goulder has conducted analyses for several government agencies, business groups, and environmental organizations. At Stanford he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental economics and policy, and co-organizes a weekly seminar in public and environmental economics. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in philosophy, and received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford.