Richard F. Kosobud 

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1963


Field of Interest: 
Environmental Economics and Policy Macroeconomics

Selected Research:

"Cost-Effective Control of Urban Smog: The Significance of the Chicago Cap-and-Trade Approach," with Houston H. Stokes, Carol D. Tallarico, and Brian L. Scott. London: Routledge, 2006.

“Emissions Trading: Environmental Policy’s New Approach,” New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

“Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Policy,” with Jennifer M. Zimmerman; editors and  contributors; New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold & Co., 1997.

“Tradable Cumulative CO2 Permits and Global Warming Control,” Energy Journal, June 1994, pp. 213-232.

“Cost-Effective Control of Urban Smog,” Editor, (Chicago, IL: The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago,  1993.

“International Conflict or Cooperation Over the CO2 Climate Impact?” Kyklos, 37, 1984, pp. 638-659.

Current Research Interests:
Market-based approaches to environmental policy 

Other Significant Accomplishments:
Recipient of grants from the U.S. EPA and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to promote work on incentive approaches to improve air quality 

Recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur grant to organize the Workshop on Market-Based  Approaches to Environmental Policy, 1992-1995 

National Science Foundation Grant SES-8408243, June 1984 through April 1988,  "Climate and the  Economy"

Visiting Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, 1990-1993 

U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant, 1973-1979, "Economic Growth  and Demographic Interrelationships"

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Contact Information

Office: MC 144