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Florida State University

 

Deans

Shi-Ling Hsu

Shi-Ling Hsu

D'Alemberte Professor and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs

Florida State University College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A227C
Phone: 850.644.0726
Fax: 850.644.7282
shsu@law.fsu.edu

Education

Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 1998
M.S., Ecology, University of California, Davis, 1994 
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1987
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 1983

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Professor Shi-Ling Hsu is an expert in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, and property. He has published in a wide variety of legal journals and recently published a book, The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy (Island Press 2011).

Prior to entering academia, Hsu was a senior attorney and economist for the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. He also practiced law in California, both as a deputy city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco and as an associate attorney with the firm of Fenwick & West in Palo Alto. He teaches Property and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change.

Select Recent Publications

Carbon Taxes, in Global Climate Law (D. Farber & M. Peeters, editors) (Edward Elgar 2016)

International Market Mechanisms,
in The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (C. Carlarne, editor) (2016)

British Columbia [Climate Change Policy and Law]
(with Tony Crossman), in The Law of Climate Change (Dennis Mahony, editor) (3d ed., Canada Law Books 2014)

Inefficient Inequality, __ Ind. J. L. & Soc. Eq. __ (forthcoming 2016)

Scale Economies, Scale Externalities: Hog Farming and the Changing
American Agricultural Industry
, 94 Or. L. Rev. 23 (2015)

Environmental Law Without Congress: Introduction, 30 J. Land Use. & Envtl. L. 1 (2015)

The Rise and Rise of the One Percent: Considering the Legal Causes of Wealth Inequality, 64 Emory L.J. Online 2043 (2015)

Climate Change Regulation and Prediction Markets, 37 Regulation 34 (2014)

The Accidental Postmodernists: A New Era of Skepticism in Environmental Law, 39 Vt. L. Rev. 27 (2014)

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Sugary Drink Regulation in New York City, 10 J. Food L. & Pol’y 75 (2014)

Capital Rigidities, Latent Externalities, 51 Hous. L. Rev. 719 (2014)

A Conservative Approach to Environmental Law: Be Data Driven, 23 Duke Envtl. L. & Pol’y F. 281 (2013)

International Trade and Investment Law and Carbon Management Technologies (with Nigel Bankes, Anatole Boute, Steven Charnovitz, Sarah McCalla, Nicholas Rivers & Liz Whitsitt), 53 Nat. Resources J. 285 (2013)

Politics and Climate Change: What Impedes a Carbon Tax?, 36 Regulation 48 (2013)

Why Conservatives Should Support a Carbon Tax (with Yoram Bauman), 30 Envtl. F. 26 (2013)

Assessing “Dangerous Climate Change”: Required Reductions of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature (with James Hansen, Pushker Kharecha, Makiko Sato, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Frank Ackerman, David J. Beerling, Paul J. Hearty, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Camille Parmesan, Johan Rockstrom, Eelco J. Rohling, Jeffrey Sachs, Pete Smith, Konrad Steffen, Lise Van Susteren, Karina von Schuckmann, James C. Zachos) 8 PLOS ONE e81648 (2013)