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The economics of climate change

Jan
21

The economics of climate change

Presse

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Intro

  • Twitter thread The economics of climate change by William Nordhaus read

In his keynote, Professor William Nordhaus combined the interdisciplinary insights from natural sciences and economics to address a set of critical questions. What is the optimal policy to address climate change? What are the costs of climate change? And how will technology and innovation help?

William Nordhaus of Yale University has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for ‘integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis’, jointly with Paul Romer. His pioneering work on climate economy models greatly advanced understanding of the complex interactions between climate change and human economic activities. It provided a sound scientific foundation for climate policy prescriptions discussed in international fora and adopted in many industrial countries since the late 20th century.

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  • Twitter thread The economics of climate change by William Nordhaus read

In his keynote, Professor William Nordhaus combined the interdisciplinary insights from natural sciences and economics to address a set of critical questions. What is the optimal policy to address climate change? What are the costs of climate change? And how will technology and innovation help?

William Nordhaus of Yale University has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for ‘integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis’, jointly with Paul Romer. His pioneering work on climate economy models greatly advanced understanding of the complex interactions between climate change and human economic activities. It provided a sound scientific foundation for climate policy prescriptions discussed in international fora and adopted in many industrial countries since the late 20th century.

© Nobel Media AB 2018 by Alexander Mahmoud.
© Nobel Media AB 2018 by Alexander Mahmoud.

Selected publications

  • Climate Change: The Ultimate Challenge for Economics William Nordhaus 2019 American Economic Review 109 (6): 1991-2014. download

Quote

I hope that you can say that we, in this generation, had the resolve to overcome the obstacles and take the steps necessary to preserve our unique and beautiful planet.
William Nordhaus

The Nobel Prize lecture

Speakers

Sterling Professor of Economics and Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Prof. William Nordhaus

William Nordhaus of Yale University has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for ‘integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis’, jointly with Paul Romer. His pioneering work on climate economy models greatly advanced understanding of the complex interactions between climate change and human economic activities. It provided a sound scientific foundation for climate policy prescriptions discussed in international fora and adopted in many industrial countries since the late 20th century.

Sterling Professor of Economics and Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Prof. William Nordhaus

William Nordhaus of Yale University has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for ‘integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis’, jointly with Paul Romer. His pioneering work on climate economy models greatly advanced understanding of the complex interactions between climate change and human economic activities. It provided a sound scientific foundation for climate policy prescriptions discussed in international fora and adopted in many industrial countries since the late 20th century.

Venue

University of Zurich

KOH-B10, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
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