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Mark A. Cohen
Professor of Management and Law
202-328-5167
cohen@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
Cohen is an RFF University Fellow and an expert on government enforcement of policy mandates, having published more than 85 articles and books on such topics as the effect of community right-to-know laws on firm behavior; why companies reduce toxic chemical emissions; benefit-cost analysis of oil spill regulation and enforcement; whether it "pays" to be green; and judicial sentencing of individuals and firms convicted of corporate crimes. 
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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DISCUSSION PAPERS
The Effect of Inspector Group Size and Familiarity on Enforcement and Deterrence
Lucija Anna Muehlenbachs, Mark A Cohen
RFF Discussion Paper 13-36 | November 2013
 
The Potential Role of Carbon Labeling in a Green Economy
Mark A Cohen, Michael P. Vandenbergh
RFF Discussion Paper 12-09 | April 2012
 
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
 
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Deepwater Oil Drilling Regulation
Alan J. Krupnick, Sarah Campbell, Mark A Cohen, Ian W.H. Parry
RFF Discussion Paper 10-62 | January 2011
 
Organizational Design for Spill Containment in Deepwater Drilling Operations in the Gulf of Mexico: Assessment of the Marine WellContainment Company (MWCC)
Robert Anderson, Mark A Cohen, Molly K. Macauley, Nathan Richardson, Adam Stern
RFF Discussion Paper 10-63 | January 2011
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Deepwater Drilling: Law, Policy, and Economics of Firm Organization andSafety
Mark A Cohen, Madeline Gottlieb, Joshua Linn, Nathan Richardson
RFF Discussion Paper 10-65 | January 2011
Related journal article
 
Preliminary Empirical Assessment of Offshore Production Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico
Lucija Anna Muehlenbachs, Mark A Cohen, Todd Gerarden
RFF Discussion Paper 10-66 | January 2011
 
Climate Change Governance: Boundaries and Leakage
Michael P. Vandenbergh, Mark A Cohen
RFF Discussion Paper 09-51 | December 2009
 
Consumption, Happiness, and Climate Change
Mark A Cohen, Vandenbergh P. Michael
RFF Discussion Paper 08-39 | October 2008
 
  
NEWS
Wide-Ranging Oil Spill Scenarios Complicate U.S. Containment Plans
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Greenwire via The New York Times
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