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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.

Harvard Environmental Economics Program Awards Student Prizes for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year

May 14, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Harvard Environmental Economics Program has, for the tenth 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...

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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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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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