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New Essay Examines 50 Years of Environmental Protection Policy Evolution

November 8, 2019

Doug Gavel
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Clean Air Act, one of the most consequential environmental laws ever passed by Congress, today’s polarized politics in Washington seemingly precludes (?) the possibility of any similar bipartisan legislation anytime soon. In a new essay published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Harvard Kennedy School Professor...

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Climate Change Economist Stresses Urgency of Action in Harvard Lecture

October 21, 2019

By Doug Gavel
One of the world’s most prominent climate change economists isn’t backing away from his guarded optimism about the future. Lord Nicholas Stern, the I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and Environment at the London School of Economics, told hundreds who gathered at the Geological Lecture Hall...

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How to solve the ‘double counting’ problem: New paper outlines strategy for COP-25 negotiators

October 11, 2019

By Doug Gavel:
CAMBRIDGE MA – With negotiators from more than 100 countries preparing to gather in Madrid, Spain for the 25th annual international climate conference in December, attention is focusing on how to build consensus for the accurate accounting of emission reductions. So-called “double counting,” which occurs when two or more parties claim credit for the same emission reductions, could undermine the integrity of the historic...

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HEEP Remembers Martin Weitzman for his Extraordinary Contributions to Environmental Economics

August 29, 2019

Faculty, scholars, and staff at the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) – with economists and other scholars around the world – are deeply saddened by the loss of Martin L. Weitzman, recently retired professor of economics at Harvard University, who died unexpectedly on August 27, 2019. ... Read more about HEEP Remembers Martin Weitzman for his Extraordinary Contributions to Environmental Economics

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Economics in the Age of Environmental Policy, with Robert Stavins

July 10, 2019
Host Daniel Raimi talks with Robert Stavins, the A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Daniel and Rob discuss the role that economics has played in shaping environmental policy, both in the past and today. As major proposals like the Green New Deal seem to be turning away from market-based... Read more about Economics in the Age of Environmental Policy, with Robert Stavins
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Faculty, Scholars, and Alumni Share Research and Ideas at 2019 Northeast Workshop

June 20, 2019

Seventy leading faculty, doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers from 22 institutions across the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions shared their research and insights last week at the Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics. The workshop was held at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) on June 13-14.... Read more about Faculty, Scholars, and Alumni Share Research and Ideas at 2019 Northeast Workshop