Joel Schwartz

Joel Schwartz is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies air pollution, climate change, and other environmental health, energy, and transportation issues. He is the author

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Joel Schwartz is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies air pollution, climate change, and other environmental health, energy, and transportation issues. He is the author of the AEI study No Way Back: Why Air Pollution Will Continue to Decline and is currently working on the forthcoming AEI book Air Quality in America.

Before coming to AEI, Mr. Schwartz directed the Reason Public Policy Institute's Air Quality Project. He also served as Executive Officer of the California Inspection and Maintenance Review Committee, a government agency charged with evaluating California's vehicle emissions inspection program and making recommendations to state officials on program improvements. Mr. Schwartz has also worked at the RAND Corporation, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Coalition for Clean Air.

Mr. Schwartz holds bachelor's degree in chemistry from Cornell University and a master's degree in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology. He was a German Marshall Fund fellow in 1993, during which he studied European approaches to transportation and air quality policy.

Yale’s Game of Make-Believe

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Environmentalism in the Real World

I noticed a woman yesterday wearing a green “Stop Global Warming” bracelet. This would have been unremarkable had she not been sitting a few rows in front of me on ...