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Scholars Gather to Celebrate Martin Weitzman’s Contributions to Environmental Economics

October 16, 2018

Scholars Gather to Celebrate and Honor Eminent Economist Martin L. Weitzman as He Retires From Harvard University

A recording of the symposium can be found by clicking here.

Many of the world’s most eminent economists and climate scientists gathered Thursday, October 11 at Harvard Kennedy School to celebrate and honor the career of...

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Good News for Incentive-Based Conservation: New Study Finds that Paying Communities for Forest Management Activities Supports Social Relationships

June 16, 2018

Research by economists at Amherst College and Oregon State University is the first to study the social capital impacts of a national-scale, globally relevant forest conservation incentives program.

(AMHERST, Mass., June 16, 2018) — Paying communities to conserve and manage their jointly owned property doesn’t just benefit the environment—it strengthens social relationships and a sense of community within those areas as well, according to new research led by professors Katharine Sims of Amherst College and Jennifer Alix-Garcia of Oregon...

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2018 HEEP paper prize winners

HEEP Awards Student Prizes for 2017-2018 Academic Year

May 16, 2018

The Harvard Environmental Economics Program has, for the ninth consecutive year, awarded three prizes to Harvard University students for the best research papers addressing a topic in environmental, energy, or natural-resource economics – one prize each for an undergraduate paper or senior thesis, master’s student paper, and doctoral student paper. Each prize was accompanied by a monetary award. The Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) is a University-wide initiative based in the...

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Saying No to Energy Savings. Economics is Helping to Explain the Energy-Efficiency Gap.

December 18, 2017

Whether replacing a light bulb or buying a car, investing in energy-efficient products can help people to reduce their carbon footprint while saving money. So why do consumers still opt for energy-inefficient goods?

In a new paper in the December issue of the Journal of Economic Literature, co-authors Todd Gerarden,...

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