Barry D. Solomon

Barry D. Solomon
"Economics is too important to leave to economists."


  • Professor Emeritus of Geography and Environmental Policy
  • PhD, Indiana University, 1983
  • MPA, Indiana University, 1979
  • B.A., University of California at Irvine, 1977


While I retired in 2016, I am still research active and interested in working with graduate students in environmental and energy policy! My main research interests are energy policy (especially renewable energy development), economic incentives for environmental protection, air pollution control, and global climate change. I am the founder and past president of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics and I have consulted for the AAAS, US Department of Energy, UN Environment Programme, Isle Royale National Park, the National Geographic Society, and the United States Academic Decathlon.

Area of Expertise

  • Energy Policy
  • Renewable Energy Development
  • Ecological Economics
  • Emissions Trading
  • Geography of Energy