Joel Schwartz is an independent scientist and policy analyst specializing in air pollution and chemical risk policy, and a CEI Adjunct Scholar. He has published extensively on a range of environmental science and policy issues. His most recent policy studies include “Particulate Air Pollution: Weighing the Risks,” published by CEI, “No Way Back: Why Air Pollution Will Continue to Decline,” published by the American Enterprise Institute, and “Hormonally Active Chemicals in the Environment,” published by Reason Public Policy Institute. His commentaries have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Times, and Tech Central Station.
Prior to becoming an independent scholar, Mr. Schwartz directed the Reason Public Policy Institute’s Air Quality Project and was the Executive Officer of the California Inspection and Maintenance Review Committee—a government agency charged with evaluating California’s vehicle emissions inspection program. He has also worked at the RAND Corporation, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Coalition for Clean Air.
Mr. Schwartz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Planetary Science from the California Institute of Technology. He was a German Marshall Fund Fellow in 1993, during which he studied European approaches to transportation and air quality policy. He lives and works in Sacramento, California.