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Shana M. Starobin

Regulation Fellow

Shana Starobin

Shana Starobin is a Fellow of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, with research interests in the politics of transnational regulation and institutional innovation in the governance of trade in food, agricultural commodities and natural resources.  Shana's current research examines how producers of agricultural commodities--especially subsistence and smallholder farmers in developing and emerging economies—respond as targets of global rules, such as private certification schemes for quality, safety and environmental criteria. Continue reading…


  • International Institutions
  • Natural Resources Law and Policy
  • Government Regulation

Articles and Book Chapters

Transnational Politics and Policy: From Two-Way to Three-Way Interactions (Feb. 2014), Jerusalem Papers in Regulation & Governance no. 62 (with David Levi Faur).

Global Companies as Agents of Globalization, in THE HANDBOOK OF GLOBAL COMPANIES (John Mikler ed., Wiley 2013)

The Search for Credible Information in Social and Environmental Global Governance: The Kosher Label, 12 BUS. & POL., issue 3, article 8 (2010) (with Erika Weinthal).

More publications can be found here.

Research Areas

  • Transnational regulation and governance
  • Environmental politics and policy
  • Institutions
  • Comparative political economy
  • Common pool resources


Assistant Professor, Government and Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College (starting July 2017)

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