Barry Rabe, PhD, MA

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of Environmental Policy; Professor of Political Science; Professor of the Environment

Barry Rabe is a Professor of Public Policy in the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy and also holds appointments in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Program in the Environment. He is a non-resident senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Rabe received his M.A. in social sciences and Ph.D. in political science both from the University of Chicago. Much of his recent research examines state and regional development of policies to reduce greenhouse gases. He has also written extensively about such topics as nuclear and hazardous waste management, cross-border and cross-media transfer of pollutants in federal regulatory systems, and the conditions necessary to achieve intergovernmental cooperation in the implementation of federal grant and regulatory programs.

Current Research Interests Include:

  • Intergovernmental climate policy development and implementation
  • Comparative federalism and climate policy
  • Renewable energy politics and policy
  • State policy development to govern fracking
  • Public opinion on climate, energy and environmental protection

Phone: (734) 615-9596

Research Areas: Climate Change, Policy Advocacy, Policy Analysis and Translation,

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