“Why Is the Economics of Climate Change So Difficult and Controversial?”

Martin Weitzman, research professor of economics at Harvard University and an expert in environmental economics, will present “Why is the Economics of Climate Change So Difficult and Controversial?” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Guyot Hall, Room 10.

Weitzman will provide a crash course on why the economics of climate change is so especially difficult and controversial. Climate change forces economists to push economic analysis to — and sometimes beyond — its breaking point by grappling with issues that are novel or that had been swept aside. Climate change raises economic questions of supreme importance that do not often lend themselves to simple or easy answers.

“Why Is the Economics of Climate Change So Difficult and Controversial?”

Event Date

Wed, Oct 2, 2019 ・ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location

Guyot Hall, Room 10

Martin Weitzman, research professor of economics at Harvard University and an expert in environmental economics, will present “Why is the Economics of Climate Change So Difficult and Controversial?” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Guyot Hall, Room 10.

Weitzman will provide a crash course on why the economics of climate change is so especially difficult and controversial. Climate change forces economists to push economic analysis to — and sometimes beyond — its breaking point by grappling with issues that are novel or that had been swept aside. Climate change raises economic questions of supreme importance that do not often lend themselves to simple or easy answers.