Research Expertise and Interest
trade and the environment, water pollution, Clean Water Act, air pollution, climate change
Joseph S. Shapiro investigates the efficiency and effectiveness of environmental and energy policy. This agenda covers two main research areas: pollution, regulation, and trade; and defenses against environmental externalities. He has studied the interactions of trade policy and environmental policy, the effects of current tariffs and non-tariff barriers on greenhouse gas emissions, the U.S. Clean Water Act, cap-and-trade markets for air pollution, adaptation to climate change, and effects of climate change on human health.