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Edward A. Parson

Edward A. Parson joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 2003.  

Edward A. Parson is Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law, and Professor of Natural Resources & Environment. His interests include environmental policy, particularly its international dimensions; the political economy of regulation; the role of science and technology in law, policy and regulation; and the analysis of negotiations, collective decisions, and conflicts. His book, Protecting the Ozone Layer: Science and Strategy, won the 2004 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award of the International Studies Association. The second edition of Parson's acclaimed book with co-author A. E. Dessler, The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change, will appear in early 2010. Recent articles have appeared in the journals Science, Climatic Change, the Journal of Economic Literature, Issues in Science and Technology, and the Annual Review of Energy and the Environment. Professor Parson holds degrees in physics (Toronto) and management science (British Columbia) as well as a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard. Formerly a professional classical musician, he has worked for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, the Privy Council Office of Canada, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In addition, he has led and served on many advisory bodies on environment and climate policy, including the U.S. National Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change and the current National Academy Panel on "America's Climate Choices."

Professor Parson may also be reached at his School of Natural Resources and Environment office: Dana 2502; phone, 734.647.2437. Or visit his homepage.

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*    "Edward A. Parson Professor of Law," 46 L. Quadrangle Notes 22 (Summer, 2003).


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