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Michael O'Hare, professor of public policy

Michael O'Hare

Trained at Harvard as an architect and engineer, Michael O'Hare came to Berkeley after teaching positions at MIT and Harvard's Kennedy School and "real-world" employment at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.

A professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy and faculty affiliate of the Energy and Resources Group, his research history has included periods of attention to biofuels and global warming policy (his main focus at present), environmental policy generally, arts and cultural policy, public management, and higher education pedagogy.

Since coming to Cal he has done applied research for state and nonprofit clients on diverse topics including funding of the state Fish and Game Department, surface mining reclamation, and revitalizing county fairs.

O'Hare also is a contributor to the Reality-Based Community blog.

Posts by Michael O'Hare

4-17-15Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Abe Lincoln
12-2-14Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Reclaiming the street for Real Americans
11-13-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?If no one can hear us …
9-16-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?The leaking America’s Cup
11-1-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?When considering Mademoiselle Liberté, save a thought for OSHA
5-10-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Why do we undercapitalize white-collar workers?
4-18-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Civilization returns to the Bay Area
3-7-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Mexican justice: Ayuda, por favor!
2-24-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Libya
2-22-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The music market
1-26-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?State of the Union: Sound bites and olive branches
1-18-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Reality resurfacing in California
1-4-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?National ethanol intoxication stays at DWI levels for another year at least
12-17-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Placebo connoisseurship
10-6-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Letting it burn
9-29-10Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Paying for what you use up
9-21-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Real class and our economic aristocracy
8-24-10Other Subjects: What's on your mind?A letter to my students
8-19-10Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Teacher performance data and its discontents
8-10-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Online education: Starting out on the wrong foot