About the Director
Barry Rabe is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of the Environment, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Professor of Environmental Policy, School of Natural Resources and the Environment; and Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Barry's research examines the intersection of environmental protection and energy development in federal systems, with special interest in the role of American states and Canadian provinces in policy development and implementation. Much of his work in recent years has examined sub-federal climate policy and public opinion on climate issues, including ongoing collaboration in the development of the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE). He has also expanded research in the past few years to consider policy issues related to state and local development of shale gas resources and serves on the 2013-14 National Research Council Committee on Risk Management and Governance Issues in Shale Gas Development.
Barry Rabe's Policy Points Videos
Policy Points is a video series featuring short segments on current events or recent research by faculty from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The Ford School encourages opinion leaders worldwide to use material from these videos or transcripts in decision making-, research-, or media-related activities, and to contact the School for more information. Please give credit to "Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, www.fordschool.umich.edu."
November 5, 2014: Taxes on fracking? Politics in the shale era
May 14, 2013: Michigan and Pennsylvania residents see benefits and risks in latest fracking survey
March 4, 2013: Two-thirds of Americans now believe global warming is real
December 5, 2012: A majority of Americans say the federal government should address climate change
April 19, 2012: Mixed opinions on fracking
Barry Rabe's Radio Interviews
Select links below to listen to Barry Rabe's radio interviews.
December 3, 2015: Wisconsin Public Radio: Climate Change And The 2016 Presidential Race
August 3, 2015: NPR: Obama's Climate Plan Faces Huge Political Challenges
July 17, 2015: UM survey: extreme weather impacts climate change beliefs
May 4, 2015: Inside Energy: North Dakota oil taxes
April 30, 2015: Amidst Low Prices, North Dakota Scrambles To Change Oil Tax Rate
April 22, 2015: Main Street: Barry Rabe on Taxing Oil and Gas (27 minutes in)
April 22, 2015: Senate committee considering new oil tax bill
January 19, 2015: Survey: Americans are ready to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
January 19, 2015: Stateside for Monday, January 19, 2015
January 8, 2015: Inside Energy: Keystone XL
November 12, 2014: Stateside for Wednesday, November 12, 2014
November 12, 2014: How should states tax the new fossil-fuel boom?
November 14, 2013: Why do we have the lowest recycling rate in the Great Lakes region?
July 14, 2013: The Civil Rights Stand Of A Young Gerald Ford
June 25, 2013: WILS: Capital City Recap
March 5, 2013: WILS: Capital City Recap
Barry Rabe's Other Interviews
October 21, 2014: Fewer Americans Think Global Warming Is Happening
July 24, 2014: Question of revenue use critical to building public support for carbon pricing programs, says academic (Subscription required)
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