Matthew E. Kahn

Professor of Economics, University of Southern California

Matthew E. Kahn is a Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. He has previously taught at Columbia, UCLA, and the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has served as a visiting professor at Harvard and Stanford. He is the author of Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (Brookings Institution Press 2006) and the co-author of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Princeton University Press 2008). He is also the author of Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter World (Basic Books 2010) and the co-author of Blue Skies Over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China (Princeton University Press 2016). He blogs about environmental and urban issues at