Scott Barrett

Professor of Environmental Economics & International Political Economy

School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 663-5761
Fax: (202) 663-5769

Scott Barrett is Professor of Environmental Economics & International Political Economy; Director of the International Policy Program; and Director of the Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. His research focuses on institutional remedies to transnational challenges, including global climate change and the control of infectious diseases.

Barrett is the author of Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making, published by Oxford University Press in paperback in 2005. His new book, Why Cooperate? The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods, was published by Oxford University Press in September 2007.

He has been an advisor to many organizations, including the European Commission, the International Task Force on Global Public Goods, the OECD, the World Bank, and the United Nations. He was a lead author of the second assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was previously a member of the Academic Panel of Environmental Economists to the UK's Department of Environment.

Prof. Barrett taught at London Business School for over a decade before joining SAIS and was Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Yale University Center for the Study of Globalization in 2006. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics.

Focus: Environment, Globalization, Health, United States, Americas, Global


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Last Updated: Nov 05, 2007

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