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Barry Rabe

MEMBER SINCE: 2009

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Barry Rabe is a political scientist who examines the political feasibility and durability of climate, environmental, and energy policy in federal systems such as the United States. He is the author of six books, including CAN WE PRICE CARBON? (MIT, 2018) and TRUMP, THE ADMINISTRATIVE PRESIDENCY, AND FEDERALISM (Brookings 2020) with Frank Thompson and Ken Wong. The latter received the 2021 Louis Brownlow Award from NAPA and prior books have received four separate awards from the American Political Science Association. Rabe is currently examining the politics of short-lived climate pollutants such as methane and HFCs in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Recent policy engagement has included a series of NAPA panels, co-chairing the Assumable Waters Committee of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and serving on the University of Michigan Commission on Carbon Neutrality.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
2012
Present
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy
School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan
2011
Present
Former Director
Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy
University of Michigan
2012
2019
Former Public Policy Scholar
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
2015
2016
Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Governance Studies Program
Brookings Institution
2007
Primary Policy Areas

Alternative Energy, Energy, Environment/Natural Resources, Green Energy, Intergovernmental System/Federalism, Intergovernmental Affairs and Coordination

Primary Sector of Expertise

Academic

Primary Functions

Academic Faculty