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HEEP Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Sarah Armitage, Awarded NBER Fellowship

March 25, 2020

HEEP Pre-Doctoral Fellow Sarah Armitage has been awarded a fellowship from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Candidates for the fellowship are assessed for their potential to make an important contribution to important questions in energy economics and are chosen based on recommendations from a selection panel co-chaired by Meredith Fowlie (University of California, Berkeley) and Ryan Kellogg (University of Chicago). Fellowship recipients pursue academic research...

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Former European Commission Climate Negotiator Jos Delbeke Shares Firsthand Account of Carbon Pricing Evolution in New Episode of “Environmental Insights”

January 8, 2020

CAMBRIDGE MA. – Jos Delbeke, Professor at the European University Institute in Florence and at the KU Leuven in Belgium, recounted the evolution of carbon pricing and voiced his optimism for further international efforts to combat climate change in the newest episode of Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.” Listen to the interview ...

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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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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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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

Robert Stavins and Colleagues Release HEEP Discussion Paper on Climate-Change Policy

May 24, 2019

The paper, by Robert Stavins, Todd Schatzki, and Rebecca Scott, is titled “Transitioning to Long-Run Effective and Efficient Climate Policies.” The paper argues that – because climate-change itself is a long-term problem – policies are needed to reduce emissions, incentivize innovation, and address other market failures over time.