Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen,Vanderbilt University

Mark Cohen is Professor of Management and Law at Vanderbilt University and University Fellow at Resources for the Future. He is an expert on government enforcement of policy mandates, having published nearly 100 articles and books on such topics as the effect of community right-to-know laws on firm behavior; why companies reduce toxic chemical emissions; benefit-cost analysis of oil spill regulation and enforcement; whether it “pays” to be green; and judicial sentencing of individuals and firms convicted of corporate crimes. He has served on various governmental advisory panels, including Tennessee’s Environmental Justice Steering Committee and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board Panel on Illegal Competitive Advantage and Economic Benefits. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the US Focal Point of the Global Reporting Initiative and the Center for Disease Dynamics and Economic Policy, and serves on several academic editorial boards including Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Environmental Economics, and Managerial and Decision Economics. Before joining the academy, he served as a staff economist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. At Vanderbilt, he has taught such courses as Economics of Organizations, Corporate Strategies for Environmental and Social Responsibility, and the Law and Business of Climate Change. He co-founded and directed the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies, and previously served as a senior associate dean of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School.