231 Items

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Energy, Climate Policy, and Social Justice: A Conversation with Vicky Bailey

| Sep. 04, 2020

Robert Stavins, the A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development and Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program speaks with Vicky Bailey, former commissioner of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, former member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and former president and CEO of PSI Energy Inc. The discussion ranges from energy and climate change policy to social and economic justice.

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Reflections on the Oil and Gas Industry and Climate Policy: A Conversation with David Hone

| Aug. 06, 2020

David Hone, Chief Climate Change Advisor at Shell International, provided his insights into changes in the oil and gas industry, international dimensions of climate change policy, and the prospects for emissions trading.

Discussion Paper - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Rolling the Dice in the Corridors of Power: William Nordhaus's Impacts on Climate Change Policy

| July 2020

The seminal contributions of William Nordhaus to scholarship on the long-run macroeconomics of global climate change are clear. Much more challenging to identify are the impacts of Nordhaus and his research on public policy in this domain. The authors examine three conceptually distinct pathways for that influence: his personal participation in the policy world; his research’s direct contribution to the formulation and evaluation of public policy; and his research’s indirect role informing public policy

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Looking Ahead to COP-26: A Conversation with Kelley Kizzier

| July 08, 2020

Kelley Kizzier, who served as a top European Union (EU) negotiator in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), expressed her hopes for progress on international climate policy in the latest episode of “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.”

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Forecasting an Uncertain Future: A Conversation with Richard Schmalensee

| June 08, 2020

Richard Schmalensee, the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management Emeritus and Dean Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, reflected on his many years working on environmental policy in public service and academia in the newest episode of “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.” 

West George Street in Glasgow during coronavirus lockdown.

Wikimedia CC/Daniel Naczk

Magazine Article - Resources Magazine

The State of Global Climate Policy after the Delay of COP26

| May 15, 2020

Former U.S. lead climate negotiator Sue Biniaz shares her thoughts on the postponement of COP26 in this interview by Professor Robert Stavins. Stavins and Biniaz explore ways to reimagine future United Nations climate negotiations, unresolved concerns from COP25, and how the United States might approach rejoining the Paris Agreement.

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Next Moves on Climate Policy: A Conversation with Sue Biniaz

| May 08, 2020

Sue Biniaz, former lead climate negotiator for the United States, shared her thoughts on the postponement of COP-26, and on the possible re-engagement of the U.S. in the international effort to address climate change in the newest episode of “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program,” a podcast produced by the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Organizational Responses to COVID-19 and Climate Change: A Conversation with Rebecca Henderson

| Apr. 08, 2020

Rebecca Henderson, the John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, shared her perspectives on how large organizations are changing in response to the coronavirus pandemic and climate change in the newest episode of “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.”

man helps set up portable fencing

AP/Andrew Harnik

Magazine Article - Resources Magazine

What Economics Can Say about an Effective Response to the Coronavirus

| Apr. 02, 2020

In a recent podcast interview, Robert Stavins and Scott Barrett discussed lessons from historic pandemics, how economists can help with policymaking surrounding the coronavirus, and what the “post-pandemic economic equilibrium” might look like. Resources Magazine has published an abridged version of their conversation.