Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology, and Commerce
PhD, Stanford University (engineering, economic systems)
MS, Stanford University (engineering, economic systems)
BS, Princeton University (civil engineering)
Tom Lyon is the Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce. His research and teaching interests include environmental information disclosure and greenwash; corporate environmental strategy; environmental NGOs; voluntary environmental agreements; government regulation of business; industrial organization; and energy and the environment.
2016-2017: Sloan Foundation Grant, “What’s Driving Millennial Travel Behavior: An Exploratory Study,” $72,846.
2015-2019: Environmental Protection Agency, “Engineering and Policy Studies of Transportation Impacts on Air Quality,” $1,002,927.
2016: Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation, “Corporate Sustainability 2.0: Leading Systemic Thomas P. Lyon / Page 9 Change,” 2016, $35,000.
Dow Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Sustainability, University of Michigan (2012-2014).
Keynote Address, “Towards Corporate Sustainability: Lessons from the Chemical Industry,” Global Chemical Regulations Conference, Baltimore, MD (2015).
Corona Chair, University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, (2013).
Keynote Address, “Labels on Sustainability,” 134th Seminar of the European Association for Agricultural Economics, Paris, France (2013).
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Stanford University School of Business (2012).
“When Does Institutional Activism Increase Shareholder Value?: The Carbon Disclosure Project,” (with Eun-Hee Kim), The BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2011. Volume 11(1) (Contributions), Article 50.
“Does Public Disclosure Reduce Pollution? Evidence from India’s Pulp and Paper Industry,” (with Allen Blackman, Urvashi Narain, and Nicholas Powers), Environmental and Resource Economics, 2011, 50: 131-155.
“Greenwash vs. Brownwash: Exaggeration and Undue Modesty in Corporate Sustainability Disclosure,” (with Eun-Hee Kim), Organization Science, 2014: 705-723.
“Corporate Environmental Strategies in Emerging Economies,” (with Dietrich Earnhart and Madhu Khanna), Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2014, 8: 164-185.
“Competing Environmental Labels,” (with Carolyn Fischer), Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Fall 2014, v. 23, n. 3, pp. 692-716.
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