Economics and Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California
Matthew Kahn is a professor of economics and spatial sciences at the University of Southern California, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow at IZA Institute of Labor Economics. He also serves as a non-resident scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business, at the Urbanization Project, and as a non-resident scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research. He has taught at Columbia, the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and UCLA. He has served as a visiting professor at Harvard and Stanford, and as the Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. He is the author of Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment, the co-author (with Dora L. Costa) of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War, and the co-author (with Siqi Zheng) of Blue Skies Over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China. His research focuses on environmental, energy, and urban economics.
Kahn earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, a G.C. in economic history from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. from Hamilton College.