Shi-Ling Hsu

Shi-Ling Hsu

Shi-Ling Hsu

D'Alemberte Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A227C
Phone: 850.644.0726
Fax: 850.644.7282


Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, 1998
M.S., Ecology, University of California, Davis, 1994 
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1987
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 1983

Professor Shi-Ling Hsu is an expert in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, and property. He has published in a wide variety of legal journals and recently published a book, The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy (Island Press 2011).

Prior to entering academia, Hsu was a senior attorney and economist for the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. He also practiced law in California, both as a deputy city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco and as an associate attorney with the firm of Fenwick & West in Palo Alto. He teaches Property and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change.


Select Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Ocean and Coastal Resources Law (with Josh Eagle) (Wolters Kluwer 2019)

Prices Versus Quantities, in Policy Instruments in Environmental Law (Richards, K.R. & J. van Zeben, editors) (Edward Elgar Publishing 2020)

Carbon Pricing, in Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (M. Gerrard & J.C. Dernbach, editors) (Oxford University Press 2018)

Human Capital in a Climate-Changed World, in Climate Change and Its Impact: Risks and Inequalities (C. Murphy, P. Gardoni & R. McKim, editors) (Springer 2018)

Climate Triage: A Resources Trust to Address Inequality in a Climate-changed World, 50 Envtl. L. 97 (2020)

Natural Gas Infrastructure: Locking in Emissions? (with Sam Kalen), 34 Nat. Res. & Envt. 3 (2020)

A Green-ish New Deal? 50 Trends 1 (2019)

Cooperation and Turnover in Law Faculties: A Game-theoretic Model and Empirical Study, 102 Marq. L. Rev. 1 (2018)

Antitrust and Inequality: The Problem of Super-firms, 63 Antitrust Bulletin 104 (2018)

A Complete Analysis of Carbon Taxation: Considering the Revenue Side, 65 Buff. L. Rev. 857 (2017)

Comment on Eric Biber’s Looking Toward the Future for Judicial Review, 32 J. Land Use & Envtl. L 375 (2017)

Comment on Sarah Light’s Green Procurement and Beyond, 32 J. Land Use & Envtl. L. 477 (2017)

Carbon Tax Rising? 48 Trends 4 (2017)

Capital Transitioning: An International Human Capital Strategy for Climate Innovation, 6 Trans. Envtl. L. 153 (2017)