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Leigh Raymond

Please join me in congratulating Leigh Raymond, professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for the Environment, and University Scholar for his most recent publication, Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons (MIT Press, 2016).

Leigh’s research and teaching focuses on environmental policy and the influence of normative values and beliefs on political behavior. His most recent projects deal with market-based approaches to environmental protection, endangered species conservation, and the precautionary principle. In this newest book, Leigh examines the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an emissions trading program. States with this initiative in place have achieved what had been considered politically impossible: they forced polluters to pay the public for their emissions. In this first in-depth look into RGGI, Leigh describes this revolutionary and influential policy model and explains the practical and theoretical implications for climate policy.

Congratulations Professor Raymond!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts