People Professor Robert Hahn
Lead Researcher, The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School
Senior Research Fellow
Robert Hahn is Director of Economics and a Professor at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He is also an associate at Nuffield College, a senior fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, and a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute.
From 1999 to 2008, Professor Hahn served as the director of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center, a leader in policy research in law and economics, regulation, and antitrust. Previously, he worked for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he helped design the innovative market-based approach for reducing acid rain. He also has served on the faculties of Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University.
Professor Hahn is a frequent contributor to leading scholarly journals including the American Economic Review, Science, and the Yale Law Journal, as well as to general-interest periodicals including the New York Times and Forbes.com. He is also the co-founder of Regulation2point0.org.
He is the author of several books, among them Reviving Regulatory Reform: A Global Perspective. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Policy and Internet, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, and Regulation.
Professor Hahn has served as a consultant to government and business on a variety of issues ranging from encouraging private investment in Mexico City, to designing more cost-effective alternative fuels policy in the US, to rethinking the way we regulate the internet. In addition, he is co-founder of the Community Preparatory School, an inner-city middle school in Providence, Rhode Island, that provides opportunities for disadvantaged youth to achieve their full potential.