Professor of Law and Economics
Linda R. Cohen is Professor of Economics and Law at the University of California at Irvine. Professor Cohen’s research lies at the intersection of economics, law and political economy. She has published extensively on the economics of energy policy and innovation policy. Her current work focuses on the relationship between regulatory policy and innovation policy in addressing climate change and on the feasibility and effectiveness of alternative innovation policies in the absence of strong markets.
Professor Cohen received a PhD in Social Sciences from the California Institute of Technology and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a fellow and former council member of the California Council for Science and Technology, and was a member of the Advisory Panel for the Public Interest Energy Research Program for the California Energy Commission. She served on National Research Council’s committee assessing the potential for Energy Efficiency as part of the National Academy project, America’s Energy Future, and on the American Physical Society Panel on Public Affairs’ Committee on Energy and Environment. She has been a Gilbert White Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future and a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University.