Environment & Climate Change

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News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Harvard Project Director Robert Stavins Featured at "Top Environmental Economists," January 2022

| Jan. 14, 2022

Professor Robert Stavins is profiled and interviewed by Ingmar Schumacher, Professor of Economics at IPAG Business School in Paris, France, at website, “Top Environmental Economists,” including a brief video interview, and a much more extensive written version.

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Understanding Climate Change Adaptation: A Conversation with Robert Pindyck

| Nov. 08, 2021

Robert Pindyck, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Professor of Economics and Finance at MIT's Sloan School of Management, presented his case for additional research on climate adaptation and the social costs of climate change in the latest 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

Thoughts on Water Management and Environmental Justice: A Conversation with Sheila Olmstead

| Oct. 08, 2021

Sheila Olmstead, professor of public affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin, shared her thoughts on U.S. water policy and environmental justice in the latest episode of “Environmental Insights.”

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Assessing the Economic Dimensions of Environmental Policy: A Conversation with Suzi Kerr

| Sep. 08, 2021

Suzi Kerr, the chief economist at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and founder of the MOTU Economic and Public Policy Research think tank in her home country of New Zealand, shared her perspectives on international climate change policy in the latest episode of “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program,”

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Policy Options for Addressing Climate Change: A Conversation with Larry Goulder

| Aug. 09, 2021

Stanford University Professor Lawrence Goulder analyzed the different policy options available for addressing climate change in the latest episode of “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program,” a podcast produced by the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.

Discussion Paper - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Environmental Benefit-Cost Analysis: A Comparative Analysis Between the United States and the United Kingdom

| January 2021

The United States and United Kingdom have longstanding traditions in use of environmental benefit-cost analysis (E-BCA). While there are similarities between how E-BCA is utilized, there are significant differences too, many of which mirror ongoing debates and recent developments in the literature on environmental and natural resource economics. We review the use of E-BCA in both countries across three themes: (a) the role of long-term discounting; (b) the estimation and use of carbon valuation; and, (c) the estimation and use of the value of a statistical life. 

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Climate and Environmental Policy in the Biden Administration: A Conversation with Richard Revesz

| Jan. 05, 2021

Richard Revesz, the Lawrence King Professor of Law at New York University and co-founder of the Institute for Policy Integrity, shared his thoughts on how the transition to a new presidential administration later this month will impact U.S. environmental and climate change policy in the latest 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

Assessing the Impacts of the 2020 U.S. Election on Climate Policy: A Conversation with Lisa Friedman

| Oct. 30, 2020

New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman, who covers climate and environmental policy, discusses the potential impacts of the 2020 U.S. elections on the future of climate policy in the latest episode of Environmental Insights, a podcast produced by the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.