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Chad McGuire

Professor of Environmental Policy and Chair
Department of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts

I am a professor of environmental policy within the Department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. My background is in environmental law and environmental science. I teach, write, and practice in the fields of environmental law, policy, sustainability and dispute resolution. I have published books, book chapters, and articles on environmental topics. I work on policy issues related to oceans, climate change, coastal management, and land use patterns.

Biography

I am a professor of environmental policy within the Department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. My background is in environmental law and environmental science. I teach, write, and practice in the fields of environmental law, policy, sustainability and dispute resolution. I have published books, book chapters, and articles on environmental topics. I work on policy issues related to oceans, climate change, coastal management, and land use patterns. My expertise has been sought in both private and public forums, and I currently serve on committees for both non-profit and government entities.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Environmental Law
    Environmental Policy
    Public Administration
    Administrative Principles
    Legal Studies

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Coastal Management

Coastal Resiliency Through Value Capture and Transfer: A Framework Proposal


Published: Feb 20, 2020 by Coastal Management
Authors: Chad McGuire, Michael Goodman
Subjects: Public Administration & Public Policy, Emergency Response, Disaster Planning & Recovery

This proposal attempts to highlight an example of a hazard-based policy intervention that maximizes opportunities to reduce coastal hazard risk, optimizes the social and economic utility of existing coastal investment through a transfer of development rights approach that is designed to build and enhance coastal resiliency. Future work can improve and build upon the principles set forth in the following framework proposal.

Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy

Assessing the US Sulfur Reduction Programme in Massachusetts from an Environmental Justice Framework: Is There Evidence of Disproportionality?


Published: Jan 15, 2020 by Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy
Authors: Chad McGuire, Devon Lynch, Joy Smith
Subjects: Public Administration & Public Policy, Emergency Response, Disaster Planning & Recovery

This study reviews the impact of a sulfur cap-and-trade programme on distributions of sulfur from commercial electricity utility generators within Massachusetts from 1990 thru 2014. The results indicate that sulfur reductions occurred throughout Massachusetts that were proportional, including a targeted study area within the state that meets the operational definition of a marginalized community.

Cogent Environmental Science

Examining Legal and Regulatory Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Zone of the United States


Published: Jun 27, 2018 by Cogent Environmental Science
Authors: Chad McGuire
Subjects: Public Administration & Public Policy, Emergency Response, Disaster Planning & Recovery

This paper presents an analysis of key legal and regulatory instruments in the United States that impact climate adaptation planning. The analysis is framed within a social-institutional context, meaning the legal-regulatory environment is viewed from the perspective of the practices and norms that are created through existing laws and policies.

Coastal Management

U.S. Coastal Flood Insurance, Risk Perception, and Sea Level Rise: A Perspective


Published: Oct 20, 2015 by Coastal Management
Authors: Chad J. McGuire
Subjects: Environmental Science, Public Administration & Public Policy

This article uses coastal flood insurance policy in the United States to discuss the influence of historical and existing policy frameworks on the development of new policy directions in coastal management within a context of risk perception.

Videos

Climate Change and Public Policy

Published: Dec 08, 2015

Public Policy Professor Chad McGuire discussed his latest research on climate change March 4, 2015 in his ARNIE Talk titled "A Changing Climate, Rising Seas, and Human Institutions: The Strangest of Bedfellows."