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Michael Hanemann

Michael Hanemann

Chancellor's Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Hanemann is a Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His interests include environmental economics, the economics of climate change and the economics of water. He is recognised as one of the leading experts on nonmarket valuation and on the economics of water.

Professor Hanemann directed the California Climate Change Center at UC Berkeley, which was established in 2003 to analyse policy issues relating to impacts of climate change on California, including those on water, agriculture; energy, human health, coastal resources and natural ecosystems, and economic policies for reducing carbon emissions in California. He co-directed the 2006 Climate Change Scenarios Project for the state of California and served on the steering committee for the 2009 Climate Change Scenarios Project. He is faculty co-Director of the Climate and Energy Policy Institute at UC Berkeley Law School.

Professor Hanemann has a BA in Philosophy Politics and Economics from Oxford University, an M.SC (Econ) in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University. He received an honorary Ph.D from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Lifetime Award for Outstanding Achievement from the European Association of Environmental & Resource Economists.

He is an inaugural Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and a Fellow of the American Association of Agricultural Economics.



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