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Mark A. Cohen
Professor of Management and Law
“Class Act of 2004,” honored by Money Magazine for work on auto lending discrimination, January 2005

Moskowitz Prize Honorable Mention for outstanding research in the field of socially responsible investing, 2004

Dean’s Award for Research Productivity, Owen Graduate School, 2003

Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Owen Graduate School, 1994 and 2001

Invited Speaker, Kennedy-Owen Economics Symposium, University of the South, October 1996 (lectures on law and economics of the environment and tort law)

Alternate Faculty, Richard D. Irwin/Beta Gamma Sigma National Seminar, Oct. 1991

Cash award for work on Fuel Economy Advertising Guidelines, FTC (1985)

William Larimer Mellon Ph.D. Fellowship (1980-83)

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society (1992)

National Political Science Honor Society (1978)
Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
Visiting and Honorary Professor, Department of Economics, University of York, UK, 2007-2009; Visiting Professor of Criminal Justice Economics, Centre for Criminal Justice Economics and Psychology, University of York, UK, 2001-2006
Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, 2006-date
Senior Fellow and Member of Executive Committee, Center for the Americas, Vanderbilt University, 2005-2008
Senior Associate Dean, Owen Graduate School, Vanderbilt University, 2003-2005
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies, 1993-date
Scholar in Residence, Centre for Advanced Studies, Norwegian Academy of Sciences, Oslo, Norway, 1994
Senior Fellow, Center for Crime and Justice Policy, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University, 1993-1996
Senior Research Economist, U.S. Sentencing Commission, Washington, D.C. 1986
Economist, Division of Consumer Protection, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C., 1984-1985
Economist, Economic Analysis Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., 1978-1980
Research Assistant, Public Affairs Division, Office of Revenue Sharing, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington, D.C., 1977-1978
Research Assistant, Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington, D.C., 1976-1977
Staff Assistant, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, Washington, D.C., 1975
Featured Publications
The Porter Hypothesis at 20: Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness?
Stefan Ambec, Mark A Cohen, Stewart Elgie, Paul Lanoie
RFF Discussion Paper 11-01 | January 2011
Information Disclosure as Environmental Regulation: A Theoretical Analysis
Mark Cohen, V. Santhakumar
Environmental and Resource Economics | July 2007 | Vol. 37, No. 3 | pp. 599-620
Individual and Household Environmental Behavior: What Does Economics Contribute to the Discussion?
Mark Cohen
Environmental Law Reporter | November 2005 | Vol. 35, No. 11 | 10754-10762
Does the Market Value Environmental Performance?
Mark Cohen and Shameek Konar
The Review of Economics and Statistics | May 2001 | Vol. 83, No. 2 | 281-289
Monitoring and Enforcement of Environmental Policy
Mark Cohen
International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 1999/2000 | Tom Tietenberg and Henk Folmer, ed. | Edward Elgar Publishers | 1999
Information As Regulation: The Effect of Community Right to Know Laws on Toxic Emissions
Mark Cohen, Shameek Konar
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | January 1997 | Vol. 32, No. 1 | 109-124
Environmental Crime and Punishment: Legal/Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence on Enforcement of Federal Environmental Statutes
Mark Cohen
Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology | January 1992 | Vol. 82, No. 3 | pp. 1054-1108
Optimal Enforcement Strategy to Prevent Oil Spills: An Application of a Principal-Agent Model with 'Moral Hazard'
Mark Cohen
Journal of Law and Economics | April 1987 | Vol. 30, No. 1 | pp. 23-51
The Costs and Benefits of Oil Spill Prevention and Enforcement
Mark Cohen
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | June 1986 | Vol. 13, No. 2 | pp. 167-188
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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