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Robert Haveman

Robert Haveman

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PhD, Vanderbilt University

Robert Haveman is John Bascom Emeritus Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s LaFollette Institute of Public Affairs. He formerly directed the Institute and has chaired the UW’s economics department. He also is a former director of the UW’s Institute for Research on Poverty. Dr. Haveman has been published extensively in public finance, environmental and natural resources policy, benefit-cost analysis, and poverty and social policy. From 1985 to 1991, he co-edited the prestigious American Economic Review. He also has served in senior positions with the U.S. Congress and the Brookings Institution, and on many advisory boards and panels. He was the primary economic consultant and expert witness in the decade-long Lock and Dam 26 litigation, and testified in the Exxon-Valdez oil spill case and cases involving natural gas regulation and environmental costs in the electric power industry.