Rubin is profiled in Transportation Research News

The May-June edition of TR News, a journal of the national Transportation Research Board includes a profile of Policy Center director and School of Economics professor Jonathan Rubin. The bimonthly magazine features articles on state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation and includes profiles of transportation professionals.

Trained as an economist, Rubin was one of the first graduates affiliated with the Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Davis, and has been involved in transportation research for the past 25 years. Specializing in the economics of transportation energy and greenhouse gas emissions, he also studies connected and autonomous vehicles, low-carbon transportation fuels, biofuel pathways, and the economic and environmental impacts of trading greenhouse gases and fuel-efficiency credits for automobiles and light-duty trucks. His research has been supported by the U.S. State Department, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Rubin is currently investigating the environmental impact of autonomous vehicles. The ways in which autonomous vehicles are used will determine their impact on energy use, emissions, and travel demand and congestion.

Rubin serves as chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Environment and Energy Section. He joined the Standing Committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies in 1995 and the Standing Committee on Transportation Energy in 1997. The experience of working with the Transportation Research Board helps him bring real-world research issues into the classroom for students.

The full profile can be found in the Transportation Research News (TR News) on page 57 and the article is linked here.