Matthew E. Kahn's UCLA Webpage

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Matthew E. Kahn is a Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the Department of Economics, the Department of Public Policy, the Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Law School. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at IZA.  He also serves as a Non-Resident Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business at the Urbanization Project and as a Non-Resident Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research.  Before joining the UCLA faculty in January 2007, he taught at Columbia and the Fletcher School at Tufts University.  He has served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Stanford and as the Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore.  He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.   He is the author of  Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (Brookings Institution Press 2006) and the co-author of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Princeton University Press 2009). In September 2010, Basic Books published his book titled Climatopolis .  In July 2013, he published his book titled: Fundamentals of Environmental Economics: Solving Urban Pollution Problems.  My research focuses on environmental, urban, real estate, and energy economics. 

I serve as the Director of Research for the UCLA Anderson School's Ziman Real Estate Center.,  phone: 310-794-4904


Vita     with web links to almost all of my publications.  


Media Stuff

A profile in courage? 

On October 24th 2012, I started my own "environmental and urban economics university" called "Kahn University" on YouTube.  These short videos are posted here.

Popular Media Coverage   (out of date)

My YouTube Videos  


In Fall 2013, I taught M134 Environmental Economics.  All of the class materials are available here.   You can watch all of the class videos here.

 graduate reading list on the economics of climate change adaptation.



My Four Favorite Books and my Amazon Author Page

1.  Purchase my 2006 Brookings Institution Press book "Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment"

Read Chapter One






2.  Purchase my 2009 Princeton University Press Book "Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War" (joint with Dora L. Costa)

Read Chapter One






3.  Climatopolis published in September 2010 by Basic Books.   Here is the Book's overview.  
4. Here is my New December 2013 Book titled Fundamentals of Environmental Economics.  This book is priced at $6 per copy and can be read as a "popular book" or used as a course textbook for an introduction to environmental economics course.   When I teach environmental economics at UCLA, I use this as my only textbook.  For those who do not own a Kindle Reader, you can use this free app to read the book on your PC.

Watch my UCSB Talk that 98,000 people have viewed here.


 Radio Show #1: NPR in Seattle go to September 1st 2010.
Radio Show #2: KPCC Interview with Patt Morrison on September 10th 2010.

 Climatopolis Book Reviews
The Economist Magazine reviewed this book in its September 3rd 2010 issue .
The Financial Times reviewed this book on October 1st 2010 read it .
 A Serious Man

A Young Man in Fall 1988 (1st day of graduate school)

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