Barry Rabe

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Governance Studies

Portrait: Barry Rabe

Barry Rabe examines the adoption and implementation of policies relevant to climate change, environmental protection and energy, with particular attention to the role of state governments in the American federal system. His work also examines other federal systems such as Canada as well as the link between public opinion and policy development. He is also the J. Ira and Nikki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy, School of Natural Resources and Environment, at University of Michigan.

  • In the News

    ...[O]ne big challenge for anyone who's proposing geoengineering methods is how to even begin to explain this to the general public, and then begin to make this credible.

    June 2, 2012, Barry Rabe, The Huffington Post
  • Interview | NPR's Talk of the Nation

    What Will it Cost to Fight Global Warming?

    February 22, 2007