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Matthew E. Kahn is a Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the UCLA Department of Economics and the UCLA Department of Public Policy. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic 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. 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). He blogs on environmental and urban topics at In Summer 2009, he was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 25 Economics bloggers.

January 2010 Speech at UCSB Bren School on Climatopolis

May 30th 2010, Boston Globe Magazine,

USC Conference on Climate Policy --- Video of a group discussion

New York Times, May 11th 2010 Implications of the Recent Oil Spill 5/5/2010 May 5th 2010, New Scientitst

The New Republic Blog from May 3rd 2010 on my disasters as regulatory catalysts work

Milken Institute 2010 Global Conference Panel on climate change A Video of a Recent Talk I gave at UCLA on April 5th 2010 slate magazine piece about my new work, this work was discussed on Andrew Sullivan's Atlantic Blog and The New Republic Blog. a Radio Show

US News and World Report Piece on Deaths from Natural Disasters, March 24th 2010

Los Angeles Times Editorial from 3/24/2010

Salon Blog Post on China's Consumption of natural resources

Christian Science Monitor Syndication of this Blog

UPI Article about the Costa/Kahn Demography Paper, 2-24-2010

Google's Impact on Local Real Estate Prices

Radio Show on Long Distance Relationships

NY Times 2/9/2010 Economix Blog on China's "Green Cities"

Wall Street Journal Blog 1/19/2010, China

The Economist's Blog, 1/19/10 on the China Greenness Paper

NY Times 1/19/2010 Economix Blog on my Disasters Work

Reason Magazine Blog, January 2010

Freakonomics NY Times Blog, 1/2010

Chinese Newspaper, January 2010 in Chinese

December 22nd 2009, NY Times Economix Blog

A Video of My Interview for the Federal Reserve of Cleveland's Forefront Magazine (filmed on October 2nd 2009)

My Interview with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 12-2009

St. Louis Today, 12-10-2009

NY Times Blog, 12-3/2009

11-24-2009, Santa Monica Mirror

Podcast of 11/23/2009 Lecture at UCLA

NPR, November 12th 2009

The Economist, Lexington's Piece November 12th 2009

The New Republic Blog , 11-11-2009

The New Republic Blog, November 6th 2009

Financial Times Blog, 11-5-09

Wall Street Journal Blog, 11-4-2009

The Economist, November 2009

Salon Magazine, Andrew Leonard's Blog , November 2009

Debate (in Japanese) on Japan's Initiative to reduce its CO2 Emissions by 25% by 2020

Interview (in Chinese) with China's Energy News

Sacramento Bee, 10-19-2009

The Mayor of Redlands, California

Huntingpost Blog quote, 9-2009

Freakonomics Blog, Sept 2009

CBS Money Watch Quote on Cash for Clunkers

Sierra Club Magazine Quote, 9-2009

My Vox EU Columns

The Economist on Cash for Clunkers, August 18th 2009

NY Times , August 12th 2009 Cash for Clunkers Quote

Time Magazine Blog on Cash for Clunkers

Financial Times Blog on Energy , July 30th

Reason Magazine, July 2009

Wall Street Journal, July 16th 2009 on Top 25 Econ Blogs

C-Span Book TV Hour Long Interview with Edward Hume Discussing his book "Ecobarons"

Climatewire July, 2009

Christian Science Monitor (June 29th 2009)

Grist Magazine Piece by Dave Roberts

Vox EU Piece on Carbon Geography

NPR Podcast on the Green Economy , June 2nd 2009

Denver Post Opinion Piece on Green Jobs, May 31sth 2009

Grist Article on Cragg/Kahn Carbon Geography Work

The Atlantic, May 2009 and Carbon Geography

Globe Net Piece on Green Jobs

Grist Article on May 18th 2009

Hamilton College Alumni Magazine Spring 2009

Grist on Cragg/Kahn Carbon Paper

Reuters Article about Cragg/Kahn Paper on Carbon Geography

Australian News Story on the Hummer

Los Angeles Times Quote on April 26th 2009

A Review of the Costa/Kahn Book (written in German!)

Salon Magazine 4/21/2009

New York Times Economix Blog 4/21/2009

My May 2009 Foreign Policy Piece on "Green Jobs"

My IOE Report Card Piece on the Prius and Green Product Demand

VoxEU Coverage of Zheng/Kahn work on China's Cities

Costa/Kahn Radio Interview

Green Jobs Article in U.S Department of State Publication

New York Times, Green Blog 4/1/2009

Edmunds Car Blog on my Hybrid Study, 3/24/2009

New York Times Blog 3/24/2009

Australian National Radio Interview on Costa/Kahn book

Environment Report Radio Interview on Story on Green Businesses , March 9th 2009

Letter to the Editor, San Diego Tribune March 2009 on AB32

An Article on Cities and Climate Change

Los Angeles Times, March 4th 2009

NPR in Philadelphia (look up March 2nd 2009 1st hour)

New York Times, 2/26/2009

New York Times, 2/25/2009

MIT Technology Review, March 2009

American Prospect review of Costa/Kahn book, March 2009

Chronicle of Higher Education on Costa/Kahn Book , 2/09

Los Angeles Times, February 2009 article on the Costa/Kahn book

Reuters Television Appearance, February 2009

DC Examiner, February 2009

Wall Street Journal, 1/31/2009

Buffalo News, January 2009

Salon, January 28th 2009

Slate Magazine January 2009

Lucas Davis and Matthew Kahn's Work on NAFTA's Environmental Consequences

Huffington Post Blog on the costs and benefits of diversity

Wall Street Journal Book Review of Heroes and Cowards

UCLA January 2009 Press Release on Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Costa and Kahn)

New Yorker Magazine Article January 12th 2009

New York Times Economix Blog, December 2008

Reuters Article, 12-12-2008

New York Times Green Blog, December 11st 2008

Radio Interview on KPCC 89.3, December 11th 2008

Associated Press and Contra Costa Times, 12-2008

Fresno Bee, December 2008

Sacramento Bee, December 10th 2008

San Diego Tribune, 12-2008

Business Week , December 2008

Business Week, November 2008

Mother Jones, November 2008

NPR Radio Interview 11-2008 on Obama and the "Green Economy"

Wall Street Journal , August 12th 2008

The Economist, June 2008

Boston Globe, June 2008

Readers Digest, Fall 2007

Contra Costa Times, July 2008

Chicago Tribune, March 2008

International Herald Tribune, June 2007

International Herald Tribune, August 2007

Salon , December 2007

New York Times, February 2008

UCLA Today, May 2007

Wall Street Journal Econoblog, March 2008

Wall Street Journal Econoblog, January 2007

Los Angeles Times, March 2007

USA Today, June 2007

UC Berkeley Student Newspaper, July 2008

NBER Reporter, Summer 2008

Speech by Italy's Minister of the Interior, Giuliano Amato, 2008

Tuscaloosa, Alabama News , March 2008