Adam Rose is a Research Professor in the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, and a Faculty Fellow of USC’s Schwarzenegger Institute on State and Global Policy. He received his PhD in economics from Cornell University and previously served as Professor and Head of the Department of Energy and Environmental Economics at the Pennsylvania State University. He was a member of a UN research team that developed the first formal proposal for s system of globally tradable emission allowances, which was presented at the initial meeting of the UNFCCC. Recently, he has advised government agencies in several U.S. states and regions on the development of cap & trade programs and has advised several states and Baja California, Mexico on the employment impacts of climate action plans. Professor Rose is the author of several books and 250 professional papers. He has been appointed to the editorial boards of several major journals in the energy, environmental and natural hazards fields. He has also received several awards for his research, teaching and service.