Dr. Kahn is a Provost Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California.

His research focuses on environmental, urban, real estate, and energy economics, and he has recently conducted research on the broad issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

He is the author of Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (Brookings Institution Press, 2006) and the coauthor of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Princeton University Press, 2009). Dr. Kahn is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Before joining UCLA in January 2007, he taught at Columbia University and the Fletcher School at Tufts University, in addition to serving as a visiting professor at both Harvard University and Stanford University.


University of Chicago
PhD in Economics

London School of Economics
GC in Economic History

Hamilton College
BA in Economics