Mark A. Cohen
Professor of Management and Professor of Law
University Fellow, Resources for the Future
Subject Area(s): Strategy and Business Economics, Ethics and Social Responsibility
Mark Cohen has extensive experience analyzing government enforcement policies - as both a government economist and an academic - with particular emphasis on environmental and criminal justice issues. A leading expert on enforcing environmental regulations and on corporate crime and punishment, Professor Cohen has published over 100 articles and books on such diverse topics as the effect of community “right to know” laws on firm behavior; why firms reduce toxic chemical emissions; cost-benefit analysis of oil spill regulation and enforcement; how the financial markets value corporate environmental policies and performance; and government enforcement policy and judicial sentencing of individuals and firms convicted of environmental crimes. He has also written extensively on the “cost of crime.”
B.S.F.S., International Economics, Georgetown University, 1978
M.A., Economics, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1983
Ph.D., Economics, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1985
Economics of Organizations;
Corporate Strategies for Environmental and Social Responsibility;
Environmental Issues in Operations;
Environmental Issues in Marketing
Law and economics; government regulation; white-collar and corporate crime; and environmental management and sustainability.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Environmental regulation; criminal justice issues; corporate crime and punishment; street crime; consumer protection and discriminatory lending practices; microeconomics; and public policy analysis.
Presentation(s) and Proceeding(s):
Recent media mentions include: Interviewed on National Public Radio "Marketplace" and "Morning Edition" on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010); New York Times (2011) on containing future oil spills. Wall Street Journal (2005) and National Public Radio (2005) on socially responsible investing; Washington Post (2004), Los Angeles Times (2004), Houston Chronicle (2004), Philadelphia Inquirer (2005), and New York Times (2005) on racial disparity in auto lending; Chief Executive (2008) on corporate sustainability programs; Tennessee Business (2008) on "greening" of MBA programs; Christian Science Monitor (2009) on costs and benefits of YouthBuild Offender project; Philadelphia Inquirer (2010) on costs and benefits of private prisons.