Nov 18, 2021
Many of the financial risks that will arise from the transition towards a net-zero economy will be determined by what climate-related policies are enacted, the speed with which policymakers act, and how the economy evolves in response to these policies.
Given economics’ critical role in policymaking, the economist’s perspective on climate change provides insights into how these policy options might evolve, helping risk professionals to better identify and assess financial risks associated with the transition to net-zero.
So, today’s episode will explore:
Links from today’s discussion:
Harvard University’s interdisciplinary approach to climate change: https://climatechange.environment.harvard.edu/home#section3
Keep Climate Policy Focused on The Social Cost of Carbon - Jim’s article on the ‘social cost of carbon’ vs. ‘cost-effectiveness’ approaches: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abi7813
The United States’ Renewable Fuel Standard Program: https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/overview-renewable-fuel-standard
For more information on climate risk, visit GARP’s Climate Resources Hub: https://climate.garp.org/
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Jim Stock, Professor of Political Economy and
Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard
Jim’s current research includes energy and environmental economics with a focus on fuels and on US climate change policy.
From 2013-2014, Jim served as a Member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, where his portfolio included macroeconomics and energy, and environmental policy. From 2007-2009, he was Chair of the Harvard Economics Department, and he holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.