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Dale Jorgenson

Dale Jorgenson (1933 – 2022)

June 15, 2022

Dale Jorgenson, a Faculty Fellow of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) since HEEP’s founding in 2000, passed away on June 8, 2022 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jorgenson was the Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University a University Professorship being the highest honor Harvard bestows on a faculty member. He was an advisor to hundreds of economics graduate students and widely acknowledged as a caring and dedicated mentor.

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Harvard Environmental Economics Program Awards Student Prizes for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year

May 17, 2022

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – The Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) has 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...

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Student Prizes for Academic Year 2021–2022

April 13, 2022

The Harvard Environmental Economics Program will award three prizes in May 2022 for the best research papers addressing topics in environmental, energy, and natural-resources economics:

The deadline for receipt of submissions is Wednesday May 4th, at 12:00 PM (U.S./Canada ET). In the interest of fairness, there will be no exceptions with regard to the deadline.

Winners will be announced by Thursday May 19, 2022.

See attached flyer for more details.

Robert Stavins

HEEP Director Robert Stavins Featured at “Top Environmental Economists,” January 2022

January 11, 2022

Professor 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.

A transcript of the extensive interview is available...

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Separating Signal from Noise at COP26

November 17, 2021

Harvard Kennedy School's Rob Stavins Offers Cautiously Positve Assessment

Author: Alvin Powell, Harvard Gazette

At times it was hard to separate the signal from the noise at the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties on climate change, which ended Friday. The meeting, called COP26, featured new global agreements and protests demanding more action, major announcements from the U.S., China, and others, and denouncements from disappointed activists like Greta Thunberg. For an assessment of what was done, and left undone, the Gazette spoke with ...

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Rob Stavins speaks at COP26

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Co-hosts COP26 Side Event on Securing Climate Ambition through Cooperative Approaches Facilitated by Article 6

November 10, 2021

With negotiators from around the world hammering out the details of a revised global climate deal at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow, Scotland, much of the work is centered on reaching agreement on a set of rules governing the global carbon market. The so-called “Rulebook” for implementing ...

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Rob Stavins at COP26

HEEP Director Robert Stavins Offers Perspectives on Jeju Island Climate Measures and Article 6 at COP26 Panel Discussion

November 9, 2021

Jeju Island, the 707 square mile self-governing province off the south coast of South Korea which is making ambitious strides toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030, serves as a potential important demonstration for other sub-national entities that seek to reduce their global climate footprint. That was one perspective voiced Monday (November 11) by Robert Stavins, director of the ...

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