Jonathan Rubin

Jonathan Rubin


Office: 302C Winslow Hall

Phone: 207.581.1528



Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis; M.A. Economics, University of Washington

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Dr. Rubin specializes in the economics of energy, light-duty transportation, greenhouse gas emissions and alternative fuels. His research investigates low carbon transportation fuels, biofuel pathways, and the potential economic and environmental impacts from trading greenhouse gases and fuel efficiency credits for automobiles and light-duty trucks. He is the author of numerous (50+) journal articles, book chapters, books and other publications and has presented his work across the US and internationally. He is the Chair of the Environment and Energy Section (ADC00) of US Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB). From 2008-2014 he was the Chair of the Committee on Transportation Energy, TRB.

Dr. Rubin received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis. He was a Fulbright Scholar, Clean Energy Research Centre, University of Botswana and a Visiting Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Dr Rubin’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Energy, the Energy Foundation and others including NGOs and state and regional organizations

Courses Taught

  • Environmental and Resource Economics (undergraduate)
  • Environmental and Resource Economics (graduate)
  • Energy Economics (undergraduate)
  • Environmental Policy (undergraduate)
  • Microeconomics (undergraduate)
  • Microeconomics (graduate)
  • Public Finance (undergraduate)
  • Introductory Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (undergraduate)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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