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Gernot Wagner
Works at Environmental Defense Fund
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Cambridge, MA
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With sea levels rising and global temperatures increasing, should we insure ourselves against climate change?
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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.
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“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.″
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Join me on March 9th in London for: "It’s Not Over ’til the Fat Tail Zings." Or how Londoners would say: 9 March.
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Right on time to fill those awkward pauses during Thanksgiving dinner: Nature Climate Change article out today.
Even with a more decentralized approach, overcoming the 'global warming gridlock' of the intergovernmental negotiations will require close international coordination.
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What happens when Microsoft's Paul Allen partners with Morgan Spurlock to explain econ 101:
A Bee's Invoice uncovers and incorporates the hidden value of natural capital in the measurement of our economy.
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The economic options for combatting climate change
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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.
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Q&A with me giving the As.
Climate change is a risk management issue and society needs to treat it as one.
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Yet another way of "Reconsidering the Rebound Effect"
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Bike if you can, fly if you must. By all means, go to the #ClimateMarch.
Traveling to the climate march: Worth the carbon footprint?
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Economist. Environmentalist. Author.
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  • Environmental Defense Fund
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  • Columbia University
    present
  • Financial Times
  • Boston Consulting Group
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Cambridge, MA
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San Francisco - New York - London - Austria - Bangkok - Kuala Lumpur
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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
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