David Driesen

Professor at the College of Law, Syracuse University

Professor David M. Driesen is the 13th University Professor ever appointed at Syracuse University. His research focuses on law and economics, environmental law, and constitutional law. Professor Driesen has written four books: The Economic Dynamics of Law (Cambridge University Press), The Economic Dynamics of Environmental Law (MIT Press)—which won the Lynton Keith Caldwell Award —, The Specter of Dictatorship: Judicial Enabling of Presidential Power (Stanford University Press) and the textbook, Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach (Aspen/Kluwer, with Robert Adler and Kirstin Engel). He has also published two edited volumes: Economic Thought and U.S. Climate Change Policy (MIT Press) and Beyond Environmental Law: Policy Proposals for a Better Future (Cambridge University Press with Alyson Flournoy). He has published numerous articles with leading journals, such as Harvard Environmental Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, Cornell Law Review, Fordham Law Review, the Virginia Journal of International Law, and the Journal of Corporation Law, as well as many book chapters. His environmental law and economics work includes extensive writing about instrument choice and cost-benefit analysis. Professor Driesen is a member of the editorial boards of two peer-reviewed law journals, Environmental Law (Oxford) and Carbon and Climate Law Review (Berlin). He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School, a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.