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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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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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