Robert Hahn

Special Consultant

Robert Hahn


M.A. Brown University
B.A. Brown University
M.S. California Institute of Technology
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

Robert Hahn is professor and director of economics at the Smith School at the University of Oxford. He is also an associate at Nuffield College, Oxford; a senior fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford; a senior fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy; and a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. From 1999 to 2008, Professor Hahn served as the director of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center, a leader in policy research in law and economics, regulation, and antitrust. Previously, he worked for the U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he helped design the innovative market-based cap-and-trade system for limiting smokestack sulfur emissions. He also has served on the faculties of Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University.

Professor Hahn is a frequent contributor to leading scholarly journals including the American Economic Review, Science, and the Yale Law Journal, as well as to general-interest periodicals including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

Professor Hahn has served as a consultant to government and business on a variety of issues including regulation, competition, and privatization. In addition, he is co-founder of the Community Preparatory School, an inner-city middle school in Providence, Rhode Island, that provides opportunities for disadvantaged youth to achieve their full potential.