Faculty Profiles

Matthew Kahn

Matthew Kahn

Professor, Institute of the Environment
Department of Public Policy
Department of Economics
School of Law
B.A. Hamilton College, 1988
G.C. London School of Economics, 1987
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1993

Matthew E. Kahn is a Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the Department of Economics, the Department of Public Policy and the School of Law.  He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and was a Luskin Fellow at UCLA in 2010-2011.  He earned his B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College in 1988, a G.C. in Economic History from London School of Economics in 1987, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1993.  Before joining the UCLA faculty in January 2007, Professor Kahn taught at Columbia and the Fletcher School at Tufts University.  He also has taught as a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Stanford.  He has previously served as co-editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, and is currently serving as Director of Research for the UCLA Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate, a joint center of UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA School of Law.  Professor Kahn is the author of Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (Brookings Institution Press, 2006) and the co-author of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Princeton University Press, 2009).  His research focuses on environmental, urban, real estate and energy economics.

For more information on Professor Kahn's work, please visit the Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs.