Paul R. Portney

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Paul R. Portney "became Dean of the Eller College of Management in July 2005. He also holds the College’s Halle Chair in Leadership and is a Professor of Economics (view Economics faculty page).

"From 1972 through June of 2005, Portney was with Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent and non-partisan research and educational organization in Washington, D.C., that specializes in energy and the environment. From 1986-1989 he headed two of its research divisions, in 1989 became its vice president, and was named president and CEO in 1995...

"From 1979-1980, Portney served as chief economist for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He has held visiting teaching positions at both the University of California at Berkeley (1977-1979) and Princeton University (1992-1994), and since 1981 has been a core faculty member for The Washington Campus—a consortium of nearly 20 graduate schools of business that offer classes in Washington for both full-time and executive MBA students—and continuing education programs for major corporations.

"Since 1999, Portney has been a member of and has chaired the Finance and Investment Committee for the Johnson Foundation, one of the charitable arms of the Johnson family of Racine, Wisconsin. Until 2005, he was a member of the Sustainable Forestry Board, serving with the CEOs of five major forest products companies and the heads of five environmental organizations.

"Portney received his B.A. in economics in 1967 from Alma College in Michigan and his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including Public Policies for Environmental Protection, and was recently named one of the 100 most-cited researchers in economics and business." [1]

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  1. Paul R. Portney, University of Arizona, accessed October 3, 2008.