2020

Coral Davenport

New York Times Reporter Coral Davenport Analyzes Prospects for Climate Policy for Incoming Biden Administration in Latest Episode of "Environmental Insights"

November 19, 2020

CAMBRIDGE MA. – Even with a new presidential administration in place in January, Coral Davenport, climate desk reporter at the New York Times, says it will still be a heavy lift to pass any meaningful legislation on climate change anytime soon. Davenport shared her thoughts on how climate policy – both domestically and internationally – may be affected by the outcome of this month’s U.S. elections in the latest episode...

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Jason Bordoff

Former White House Advisor Jason Bordoff Analyzes Prospects for Green Energy Investments in the Biden-Harris Administration in HPCA Virtual Forum

November 13, 2020

Author: Doug Gavel

Former White House advisor Jason Bordoff, professor and founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), says the incoming Biden-Harris Administration will have the opportunity to both lift the nation out of recession and combat global climate change by crafting a thoughtful economic...

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What Can an Economist Possibly Have to Say About Climate Change?

HEEP Director, Robert Stavins to Give Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Environmental Economics

October 27, 2020
Robert Stavins will present for the Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Economics & Environmental Policy, hosted by the University of Minnesota Department of Economics. The event will be hosted virtually via Zoom on Thursday, November 5, at 1:00 pm (U.S./Canada Eastern Time). Click here to register for the event.  Read more about HEEP Director, Robert Stavins to Give Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Environmental Economics
Harvard Kennedy School Campus

Harvard Crimson Publishes Article on HEEP Faculty Fellow Joe Aldy, Who Talks Clean Energy and Economic Policy in HPCA Webinar

October 23, 2020

By Isabella Cho, Contributing Writer to Harvard Crimson

Harvard Kennedy School professor Joseph E. Aldy discussed how policymakers can learn from past models to maximize the impact of current American energy legislation at a Monday webinar hosted by the...

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Joseph Aldy

Joseph Aldy Shares his Thoughts on Incorporating Green Energy into an Economic Stimulus Package: Lessons Learned from the 2009 Recovery Act

October 19, 2020

As Congress and the Trump Administration continue discussions surrounding a second major COVID-19 economic relief bill, many observers are arguing that any eventual economic recovery package ought to include green energy initiatives to help the U.S. move along a path toward a zero-carbon emissions future. Drawing upon his White House experience, Joseph Aldy, professor of the practice of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and formerly a Special Assistant to the President for...

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Kristen McCormack

HEEP Pre-Doctoral Fellow Awarded Joseph Crump Fellowship

September 29, 2020

Kristen McCormack, HEEP Pre-Doctoral Fellow and Ph.D. student in Public Policy, was awarded the Joseph Crump Fellowship for 2020. As a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard, Kristen is studying environmental, public, and labor economics. She recently published papers examining the factors responsible for the recent decline in coal-fired power plant profitability (RAND, 2019) and highlighting the role of policy design and market fundamentals in contributing to the price...

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Joe Stiglitz

Nobel Prize Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz Discusses Carbon Pricing and the Green Economy Transition in HPCA Virtual Forum

September 8, 2020

Author: Doug Gavel

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University, shared his thoughts on carbon pricing, the post-pandemic economic recovery, and green economy transition during a virtual forum Tuesday (September 8) sponsored by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements (HPCA), and hosted by...

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