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Robert Stavins Named Among the Most Influential People in Climate Policy

March 22, 2019

Professor Stavins Named Among the Most Influential People in Climate Policy

By Doug Gavel

Having spent several decades on the front lines of environmental economics, Professor Robert Stavins is well acquainted with both the scientific and political challenges posed by climate change. Yet his lifetime body of research has provided policymakers and fellow scholars with data, analysis, and ideas needed to develop pragmatic solutions to this massive global problem. For his efforts, Stavins, the A.J. Meyer...

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Accepting Submissions for HEEP Student Paper Prize for Academic Year 2018-2019

Accepting Submissions for HEEP Student Paper Prize for Academic Year 2018-2019

March 19, 2019
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program is accepting submissions for three student paper prizes: The Enel Endowment for Best Undergraduate Paper or Senior Thesis ($1,000), the Mossavar-Rahmani Center Prize for Best Masters Student Paper ($1,500), and the Ana Aguado Prize for the Best Paper by a Doctoral Student ($2,000). 
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Robert Stavins publishes new edition of selected readings

February 27, 2019

Edward Elgar Publishing released – in February 2019 – Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings, Seventh Edition, edited by Robert Stavins, HEEP Director. Since the first edition was published in 1972, Economics of the Environment has been a very important resource for scholars, students, policy makers, and others concerned with environmental challenges. The seventh edition includes 34 papers written by prominent environmental economists on a range of key economic concepts and environmental issues. More than half of the papers are new...

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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

Written by Doug Gavel for the Harvard Environmental Economics Program

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...

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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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