Shi-Ling Hsu is the D'Alemberte Professor of Law at the Florida State University College of Law, where he served as Associate Dean for Environmental Programs from 2015 to 2019. Prior to his current appointment, Professor Hsu was a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Special Projects at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. He has also served as an Associate Professor at the George Washington University Law School, a Senior Attorney and Economist for the Environmental Law Institute in Washington D.C, and a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco. Professor Hsu practiced law with the firm of Fenwick & West in Palo Alto, California.
Professor Hsu has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He also has an M.S. in Ecology and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, both from the University of California, Davis. Professor Hsu has taught in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, quantitative methods, and property. He is the author of Capitalism and the Environment: A Proposal to Save the Planet (2021), The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past Our Hangups to Effective Climate Policy (2011), and Capitalism and the Environment, and is the co-author (with Josh Eagle) of Ocean and Coastal Resources Law (4th ed., 2023).
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