Profile

Cover photo
Gernot Wagner
Works at Environmental Defense Fund
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Cambridge, MA
1,092 followers|221,237 views
AboutPostsPhotos

Stream

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
Musings on Paris, via PBS NewsHour's Making Sen$e with Paul Solman
An economist’s take on how to combat climate change
1
Add a comment...

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
When it comes to fitting into the current system, commuters and electrons have a lot in common.
1
Add a comment...

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
With sea levels rising and global temperatures increasing, should we insure ourselves against climate change?
1
Add a comment...

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
Errors of Commission vs Errors of Omissions in climate. Joint with Martin L. Weitzman:
The moral dilemma on climate – Errors of commission versus errors of omission. By Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman.
1
2
Dimitrios Diamantaras's profile photoVictor Morrow's profile photo
Add a comment...

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
“Naomi Klein wants to stick it to the man. I want to stick it to CO2.″
“Naomi Klein wants to stick it to the man. I want to stick it to CO2.″
2
1
Dimitrios Diamantaras's profile photo
Add a comment...

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
Join me on March 9th in London for: "It’s Not Over ’til the Fat Tail Zings." Or how Londoners would say: 9 March.
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
1,092 people
Anthony D'Agostino's profile photo
Meredith Kessler's profile photo
manuel taizha's profile photo
Jacob Hiller's profile photo
yuichi yagi's profile photo
Peter Gregg's profile photo
Matthew King's profile photo
David Keith's profile photo
Pedro Linares's profile photo

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
Conversation with Richard Davies and Jim Meigs
1
Add a comment...

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
Come join me on Monday in New York!
1
Add a comment...

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
The economic options for combatting climate change
1
Add a comment...

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
What we know is bad. What we don't know is worse.
Gernot Wagner is an economist who focuses on what he doesn’t know. Tail events, the black swans, the unknown unknowns. The future.
1
1
Andrea Chen (fallinghawks)'s profile photo
Add a comment...

Gernot Wagner

Shared publicly  - 
 
Q&A with me giving the As.
Climate change is a risk management issue and society needs to treat it as one.
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
1,092 people
Anthony D'Agostino's profile photo
Meredith Kessler's profile photo
manuel taizha's profile photo
Jacob Hiller's profile photo
yuichi yagi's profile photo
Peter Gregg's profile photo
Matthew King's profile photo
David Keith's profile photo
Pedro Linares's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Economist. Environmentalist. Author.
Employment
  • Environmental Defense Fund
    present
  • Columbia University
    present
  • Financial Times
  • Boston Consulting Group
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Cambridge, MA
Previously
San Francisco - New York - London - Austria - Bangkok - Kuala Lumpur
Links
Contributor to
Story
Tagline
Climate Shock, and how to avoid it.
Introduction
Gernot Wagner is a lead senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, where he works on market-based solutions to a wide range of environmental problems.

Teaches energy economics as adjunct associate professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Wrote But will the planet notice?, published in October 2011 by Hill & Wang/Farrar Strauss & Giroux.

Served on the editorial board of the Financial Times as a Peter Martin Fellow, where he covered economics, energy, and the environment.

Worked for the Boston Consulting Group advising clients on clean technology and carbon market strategies.

Holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and public policy, and a master’s and Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard as well as a master’s in economics from Stanford.

Is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lives in Cambridge, MA, with his wife, Siripanth Nippita, a gynecologist at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and their two children, Annan and Sonja.
Education
  • Harvard University
    Ph.D., Political Economy and Government, 2007
  • Harvard University
    M.A., Political Economy and Government, 2006
  • Stanford University
    M.A., Economics, 2003
  • Harvard University
    A.B., Environmental Science and Public Policy, and Economics, 2002
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married