Robert Kaufmann

Professor, Department of Earth & Environment

Ph.D., Energy Management & Policy, University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Economics, University of New Hampshire
B.S., Biology, Cornell University

Robert Kaufmann is an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Boston University Global Development Policy Center and a Professor in the Department of Earth & Environment. His research focuses on three areas; global climate change, world oil markets and land-use changes. Additionally, his research on world oil markets combines the geological, engineering and economic determinants of oil supply, oil demand and oil prices. Currently, he focuses on the degree to which large changes in oil prices are driven by market fundamentals and speculation. Lastly, he also analyzes the relationship between socioeconomic development and land-use change. 

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