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Robert A. Holahan

Associate Professor

Political Science


Robert Holahan is an associate professor of environmental studies and political science. His primary area of research investigates environmental policy from a political-economic and institutional analysis perspective. His current research projects include developing a property-rights framework for the study of unconventional oil and gas production, an investigation into the public goods (or public bads) nature of global environmental threats, and the political-economy of urban sustainability. Holahan's work has appeared in Science, Ecological Economics, Energy Policy, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, among others.


  • PhD, Indiana University
  • BA, MA, Washington University

Research Interests

  • Environmental Policy
  • Political Science and Sustainability

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Sustainability and Urban Policy
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • American Public Policy
  • Global Environmental Politics

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