Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Precourt Institute for Energy; Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Humanities and Sciences
His research interests are in information, uncertainty and regulation; he does much of his applied work in the area of climate change and energy markets. Currently he is a Convening Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), an advisor to the California Air Resources Board and Editor of the journal Review of Environmental Economics & Policy.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
The U.S. EPA recently announced plans to scale back federal regulations to reduce emissions from cars and trucks, a sector responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions nationally. Stanford law and policy experts examine how the decision could affect the national economy and policy landscape.
By Rob Jordan,
Stanford experts comment on how climate change and infrastructure planning contribute to the severity of impacts from extreme weather events like Hurricane Harvey.
Charles Kolstad comments on new study showing that California is thriving under environmental regulations stating that California's goal was "to demonstrate that you can stabilize carbon emissions and still have a prosperous economy.”
By Emma Foehringer Merchant,
Cites study by Charles Kolstad diving into possible factors for the decline of the coal industry.
By Noah Smith,