J.R. DeShazo

Professor, Luskin Center Director

Associated Faculty
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Academic Titles/Accomplishments/Affiliations:

PhD, Urban Planning, Economic Concentration, Harvard University, 1997
MSC, Development Economics, Oxford University, St. Antony’s College, 1991
BA, Economics and History, College of William and Mary, 1989


Research interest:
Electric vehicles, Energy Economics, Environmental Economics,
Institutional Design, Policy, Regulation Policy

Professor DeShazo’s research areas are environmental policy and politics.
He advises the Los Angeles City Council, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Metropolitan Water District and the Los Angeles Planning Department, among key agencies. His work also supports the California Air Resources Board and the Southern California Association in their effort to implement AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, and its complementary SB 375, transportation and land use bill.
J.R. DeShazo has previously advised the United Nations, UNEP, the World Bank, the European Union, The Central American Bank for Development and Integration, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Tinker Foundation, the McArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, the Nature Conservancy, RARE, Catholic Relief Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, and United States Geological Survey.