Mark Jacobsen was a 2015-2016 visiting scholar of the Kleinman Center when he was an associate professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is currently a professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on environmental regulation and taxes and addresses two main themes: environmental regulation of transportation and the automobile industry, and optimal environmental policy in the context of the broader economy. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has published in top-tier economic journals like the American Economic Review and the Journal of Economic Literature. He is a member of the Editorial Council of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. He received of the Graduate Teaching Award at University of California, San Diego, the Hellman Fellowship at University of California, San Diego, and the B.F. Haley and E.S. Shaw Dissertation Fellowship at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University.
Jacobsen earned a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University.