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Robert A. Holahan

Associate Professor

Environmental Studies Program


Robert Holahan is an assistant professor of environmental studies and political science. His primary area of research investigates environmental policy from a social-ecological perspective that incorporates the biological, ecological and geological characteristics of resource systems with the economics of human decision-making. His current research projects include a property-rights examination of unconventional oil and gas production, and a cross-national study on the vote choices of parliamentarians over environmental policies.


  • BA, MA, Washington University
  • PhD, Indiana University

Research Interests

  • Environmental Policy
  • Political Science and Sustainability