Richard L. Revesz
Richard L. Revesz is dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. He graduated summa cum laude in Civil Engineering and Public Affairs from Princeton University, received an M.S. in Civil Engineering from MIT, and was awarded his J.D. by Yale Law School, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. Following judicial clerkships with Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court of the United States, Dean Revesz joined the NYU Law faculty in 1985, received tenure in 1990, and was appointed dean in 2002.
He has published more than 50 articles and books on environmental and administrative law. His work on issues of federalism and environmental regulation, the valuation of human life and the use of cost-benefit analysis, and the design of liability rules for environmental protection has set the agenda for environmental law scholars for the past decade. He is a Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Michael A. Livermore
Michael A. Livermore is the executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity and an adjunct professor at NYU Law. He is the author, along with Richard L. Revesz, of Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health (Oxford University Press, 2008). He is a frequent panelist at U.S. and international conferences on cost-benefit analysis and his views and commentary have appeared in BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Time. Livermore was a postdoctoral fellow at NYU’s Law Center for Environmental and Land Use Law and served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Harry T. Edwards at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Between 1995 and 2002, Livermore worked for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) where he was a leading voice of the state’s environmental community. Livermore graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the NYU Law Review. He has published legal scholarship on topics including cost-benefit analysis in the global context, regulatory ossification, water pollution control, judicial decisionmaking, and international food safety standards.
Edna Ishayik is the communications director at Policy Integrity. Prior to that, Ishayik worked in electoral politics for eight years on campaigns up and down the ballot and all over the Northeast. She has served in a variety of roles: fundraising, field operations, and campaign management. In January 2006, she became the deputy political director for Eliot Spitzer’s gubernatorial campaign and then worked as the executive director of the New York State Democratic Party. Ishayik earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Douglass College at Rutgers University, where she was an Eagleton Institute of Politics Undergraduate Fellow as well as a scholar at the Institute of Women’s Leadership. Her article, “Changing the Face of Leadership” was published in January 2010 as part of an anthology entitled Leading the Way: Young Women’s Activism for Social Change.
Jason A Schwartz
Jason A Schwartz is the legal director at Policy Integrity. Schwartz joined Policy Integrity with the inaugural class of fellows in 2008. Previously, as an associate with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Schwartz provided strategic counsel to municipalities and foreign governments in their pursuit of appropriations, favorable international trade policies, and homeland security assistance from the federal government. He also advised public and private clients on current legislative initiatives, concentrating on energy and environmental policies, and on disaster, terrorism, and biosafety-preparedness. Schwartz graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law where he was an articles editor for the NYU Environmental Law Journal. He has authored or co-authored several publications at Policy Integrity, including 52 Experiments with Regulatory Review: The Political and Economic Inputs into State Rulemaking and The Road Ahead: EPA’s Options and Obligations for Greenhouse Gas Regulation and has published scholarship on topics including climate change, biodiversity, and the regulation of bioscience research and development.
Communications and Research Associate
Luan Khuong joined Policy Integrity in January 2011. He is a graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in Sociology and a concentration in Human Rights, earning honors for his thesis on the climate change movement’s online network. He also worked on campus as an advocate for global health projects and in Texas on death penalty issues.
Development and Events Associate
Valerie Stahl joined Policy Integrity in August 2012. Previously, Ms. Stahl was a fellow at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office for Policy Development & Research in her native Washington, DC. There, she worked on international and philanthropic initiatives in the field of sustainable urban development, including aiding in the coordination of the OECD Roundtable for Mayors and Ministers and preparing the US delegation for UN-HABITAT’s Sixth World Urban Forum. Ms. Stahl holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University.
Kevin Cromar (Adjunct)
Kevin Cromar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Research) at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, is an environmental epidemiologist specializing in exposure assessment and human health impacts of air pollution. His recent research has focused on identifying sub-populations susceptible to the adverse effects of air pollution. Dr. Cromar has collaborated with Policy Integrity on a number of original research projects since 2008 including a study on the health risks of residual oil combustion that led to the passage of two new city regulations controlling residual oil use in New York City. Dr. Cromar’s experience with translational research and environmental health policy includes receiving a Clinical and Translational TL1 Fellowship, receiving a Ruth L. Kirchstein National Service Training Award, and currently serving on the NYU NIEHS community outreach and education core (COEC) internal advisory board.
Denise Grab joined Policy Integrity as a legal fellow in August 2012. Previously, she worked as a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen LLP. Before that, she clerked for the Honorable A. Howard Matz of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Grab focuses on environmental and social justice issues. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.E.M. from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
Gonzalo Moyano (Adjunct)
Gonzalo Moyano joined Policy Integrity in August 2009 and is currently an adjunct fellow in Santiago, Chile. He is recent graduate of NYU Law’s Master of Laws (LLM) program and also holds a LLB from the University of Chile School of Law, where he is a faculty member. He is the author of several articles regarding zoning, environmental assessment, transport infrastructure, and conservation of natural resources.
Peter Howard is the Environmental Defense Fund & Natural Resources Defense Council Climate Valuation Fellow at Policy Integrity. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis, where his research focused on climate change, environmental policy, and agricultural policy. Howard also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College. He is most recently a co-author on a report prepared for the California Department of Food and Agriculture entitled Potential Economic Impacts of the February 1, 2010 Department of Pesticide Regulation Draft Restrictions to Address Pesticide Drift and Runoff to Protect Surface Water: Case Study Analysis. He is currently working on issues pertaining to the social cost of carbon.
Steven Soloway joined Policy Integrity in January 2011. He is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he earned his B.A. in Economics. Soloway has prior work experience at Bloomberg L.P., where his work focused on the growth of the Socially Responsible Investing market. He is a contributing author to a recent report on Network Neutrality, and is currently studying the relationships between emissions and energy supply and demand in New York City.