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Emeritus faculty

Carl P. Simon

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Mathematics; Professor of Complex Systems
Carl P. Simon is professor emeritus of mathematics, economics, complex systems, and public policy. He was the founding director of the U-M Center for the Study of Complex Systems and a former director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy…
Postdoctoral fellow

Joshua Basseches

Postdoctoral fellow
Basseches studies the politics of climate and energy policy in the U.S. states. He examines the roles of business interests, environmental and consumer advocacy organizations, and state-level policymakers in shaping the content of the policies that have emerged.
Adjunct faculty

Daniel Raimi

Lecturer in Public Policy
Raimi works on a range of energy policy issues with a focus on oil and gas and climate change policy.
Core faculty

Catherine Hausman

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Hausman is an environmental and energy economist, and some of her recent areas of research include electricity markets and climate change; inequality in pollution exposure; and the natural gas sector's role in methane leaks. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research.
Core faculty

Barry Rabe

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy
Rabe's research examines climate and energy politics. In recent years, Rabe has chaired the Assumable Waters Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has served on recent National Academy of Public Administration panels examining the Departments of Commerce and Interior as well as the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. He is currently a member of the U-M Carbon Neutrality Commission.
Core faculty

Kaitlin T. Raimi

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Raimi is a social psychologist focused on climate change beliefs and policy support. She studies how people compare themselves to others, how adopting one pro-environmental behavior affects later action, and how communication affects understanding and support for climate policy and technology.
PhD Students

Theodor Kulczycki

Theo is getting his PhD in Public Policy & Economics. His research interests include the economic impacts of climate change, labor and health aspects of migration, and development economics. He has previously worked for the Climate Impact Lab and the…
PhD Students

Michael Lerner

Michael is a Ph.D. student in the Political Science department and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on topics in comparative environmental politics, with a particular focus on adaptation…
PubPol 750

PubPol 750: Topics: Psychology of Climate Change

Kaitlin Raimi
Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2021
1:00-2:20 pm EDT

Climate change often feels like a problem that our brains have been hardwired to ignore. Climate change is abstract and complex, making it hard for non-scientists (including policy-makers) to understand.

PubPol 475

PubPol 475: Topics: Psychology of Climate Change

Kaitlin Raimi
Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2021
1:00-2:20 pm EDT

Climate change often feels like a problem that our brains have been hardwired to ignore. Climate change is abstract and complex, making it hard for non-scientists (including policy-makers) to understand.

PubPol 456

PubPol 456: Local Government Opportunity for Activism

John Hieftje
Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2021
2:30-3:50 pm EDT

Cities are leading the fight against climate change.  Around the world they are experiencing the devastating effects as hurricanes intensify, sea levels rise, heat islands multiply and storm water systems are overwhelmed, along with city budgets.

PUBPOL 201

PUBPOL 201: Systematic Thinking: Problems of the Day

Paula Lantz
Monday, Wednesday
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Fall 2020
11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT

This course provides an introduction to public policy design and analysis using "systematic thinking" from the social sciences and humanities, with the application of scientific methods and knowledge more generally.

PUBPOL 519

PUBPOL 519: Sustainable Energy Systems

Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2019
2:30-3:50 pm EDT

Instructor: Dr. Greg Keoleian, Peter M. Wege Endowed Professor of Sustainable Systems; Director, Center for Sustainable Systems

PUBPOL 468

PUBPOL 468: Oil & Gas in the U.S.

Daniel Raimi
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2019
1:00-2:20 pm EDT Download Syllabus

Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have made the United States the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas. What does that mean for the domestic economy, energy prices, foreign policy, climate change, and local environments?

PUBPOL 475

PUBPOL 475.306: Topics in Public Policy

Catherine Hausman
Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2018
10:00-11:20 am EDT Download Syllabus

This course focuses on the economics of energy and environmental regulations in the United States.  It is designed to give students practical experience in making connections between intermediate microeconomic concepts and real-world regulatory po