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Larry Karp

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2001–2004
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1997–2000
  • Editorial Board, Review of International Economics, 1996–Present
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, 1990–1998
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 1988–1996, 2000-Present
  • Faculty, University of California, Berkeley, ARE, 1984–Present
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis, joins Texas A&M Faculty, 1982

Larry Karp earned his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California, Davis. He has taught at Texas A&M University and Southampton University and joined the University of California, Berkeley ARE faculty in 1984, where he currently serves as Chair. He has served as Associate Editor for AJAE and for JEDC and Co-editor for JEEM.

Karp has made fundamental contributions by applying dynamic methods to the study of agricultural, resource, and environmental problems. He has also made substantial contributions to the fields of industrial organization and international trade and development. He has contributed extensively to both theoretical and empirical literature, maintaining a steady stream of top publications for over twenty years.

Karp’s early research used optimal control and dynamic games to study problems in agriculture and natural resources, including range management, aquaculture, and imperfectly competitive commodity and mineral markets. His recent work focuses on climate change policy. One aspect of this research shows that taxes dominate cap and trade policies for the control of greenhouse gasses. Karp also has studied the role of discounting, using sequential games to incorporate hyperbolic discounting. Another aspect of his work focuses on the institutional design of a successor to Kyoto.

Karp has authored 19 book chapters, as well as co-authored one book. He has written 71 refereed journal articles for publications including AJAE, JEEM, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Economic Journal, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Studies, and Rand.