Barry Rabe is a professor in the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and also holds appointments in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Program in the Environment.
He is also a nonresident senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Much of Mr. Rabe's recent research examines state and regional development of policies to reduce greenhouse gases. In 2006, Mr. Rabe became the first social scientist to receive a Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of his contribution to both scholarship and policy making.
Mr. Rabe has also written extensively about such topics as nuclear and hazardous waste management, cross-border and cross-media transfer of pollutants in federal regulatory systems, and the conditions necessary to achieve intergovernmental cooperation in the implementation of federal grant and regulatory programs. In 2004, he completed a ten-year term as editor of the American Governance and Public Policy book series for Georgetown University Press. In 2009, Mr. Rabe was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.