Shi-Ling Hsu

Shi-Ling Hsu

Shi-Ling Hsu

D'Alemberte Professor and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs
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 Publications

Carbon Pricing, in Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (M. Gerrard & J.C. Dernbach, editors) (Oxford University Press) (forthcoming 2017)

Human Capital in a Climate-Changed World, in Climate Change and Its Impact: Risks and Inequalities (C. Murphy, P. Gardoni & R. McKim, editors) (Springer) (forthcoming 2017)

Carbon Taxes, in Global Climate Law (D. Farber & M. Peeters, editors) (Edward Elgar 2016)

International Market Mechanisms, in The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (C. Carlarne, editor) (2016)

British Columbia [Climate Change Policy and Law] (with Tony Crossman), in The Law of Climate Change (Dennis Mahony, editor) (3d ed., Canada Law Books 2014)

Antitrust and Inequality: The Problem of Super-firms, __ Antitrust Bulletin __ (forthcoming 2017)

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

Comment on Sarah Light’s ‘Green Procurement and Beyond: The Military Environmental Complex as Environmental Law Without Courts,’ 32 J. Land Use & Envtl. L. 477 (2017)

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

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

Inefficient Inequality, 5 Ind. J. L. & Soc. Eq. 1 (2016)

Scale Economies, Scale Externalities: Hog Farming and the Changing
American Agricultural Industry
, 94 Or. L. Rev. 23 (2015)

Environmental Law Without Congress: Introduction, 30 J. Land Use. & Envtl. L. 1 (2015)

The Rise and Rise of the One Percent: Considering the Legal Causes of Wealth Inequality, 64 Emory L.J. Online 2043 (2015)

Climate Change Regulation and Prediction Markets, 37 Regulation 34 (2014)

The Accidental Postmodernists: A New Era of Skepticism in Environmental Law, 39 Vt. L. Rev. 27 (2014)

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Sugary Drink Regulation in New York City, 10 J. Food L. & Pol’y 75 (2014)

Capital Rigidities, Latent Externalities, 51 Hous. L. Rev. 719 (2014)