James E. Hanley has joined the Empire Center for Public Policy as a fellow, focusing on energy and environmental policy.
Hanley has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oregon, and was Associate Professor of Political Science at Adrian College before joining the Empire Center. He has published in the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Private Enterprise along with other academic journals, and has written for the Foundation for Economic Education, the Liberty Fund, and the American Institute for Economic Research, where he recently served as an E. C. Harwood Visiting Fellow.
Hanley will lead the Center’s work on energy and environment issues. That will include closely monitoring how the state proposes to implement the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), making sure the true costs are known, and suggesting alternative ways to achieve some of those goals.