‘Climate Policy in the Age of Trump’ to be Discussed at Spring Henry George Seminar at The University of Scranton

April 6, 2017

A noted authority on the economics of climate change policy will give The University of Scranton’s spring Henry George Seminar on Wednesday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center.

Robert N. Stavins, Ph.D., Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will present the talk, “Climate Policy in the Age of Trump: An Economic Perspective.” The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

Dr. Stavins’ research has focused on many different areas of environmental economics and policy, including market‑based policy instruments, environmental benefit valuation, competitiveness effects of regulation, depletion of forested wetlands and costs of carbon sequestration.

A prolific writer, Dr. Stavins’ research has been published in the Science, Nature, American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Ecology Law Quarterly, Journal of Regulatory Economics and Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. He is the co-editor of “Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy” and “Environmental Protection and the Social Responsibility of Firms,” editor of “The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation,” and author of “Environmental Economics and Public Policy: Selected Papers of Robert N. Stavins, 1988‑1999” and “Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy: Selected Papers for Robert N. Stavins, 2000-2011.”

Dr. Stavins directed Project 88, a bipartisan initiative designed to explore innovative solutions to environmental and resource problems. He has been a consultant to several presidential administrations and members of Congress, the National Academy of Sciences, the World Bank, the United Nations and numerous private foundations and firms.

Dr. Stavins also serves as director of Harvard’s Environmental Economics program, director of graduate studies for the doctoral program in Public Policy and the doctoral program in Political Economy and Government, co-chair of the Harvard Business School-Kennedy School Joint Degree programs, and director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

Dr. Stavins earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Northwestern University, his master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.

Considered the preeminent public lecture series on economics in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Henry George Lecture Series is presented by the University’s Economics and Finance Department and the campus chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society for economics. It was named in honor of the 19th century American economist and social reformer. The lecture series is supported financially by a grant from the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation.

For more information on the lecture, call 570-941-4048.

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