Robert K. Kaufmann

Picture of Robert KaufmannRobert K. Kaufmann
Department of Geography & Environment
675 Commonwealth Avenue
Room 463
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
(617) 353-3940
(617) 353-5986 fax
kaufmann@bu.edu

Professor of Geography & Environment. (BS, Cornell University; MA, University of New Hamphire; PhD, University of Pennsylvania)

Specialization: World Oil Markets, Global Climate Change, and Ecological Economics.

Robert Kaufmann’s research focuses on world oil markets, global climate change, the global carbon cycle, and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. He has also done research on land use change in China and the temporal relation between radiative forcing and surface temperature.

His model of the world oil market is part of Project LINK, a global econometric model that was founded by Nobel Laureate Lawrence Klein and is now supported by the United Nations.

He has done consulting work for the Japan National Oil Corp., the European Central Bank, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Kaufmann has published dozens of journal articles, book chapters, reports and reviews. He is the author of three books, including An Introduction to the Global Environment: An Ecological Economic Perspective with C. J. Cleveland (McGraw-Hill).