EventsJuly 26, 2019

Evidence of Change

Harris Public Policy hosted a forum with leading academic experts and policy voices to celebrate the grand opening of its new Keller Center. This talk by Assistant Professor Amir Jina, a Lab researcher, provides research quantifying the impacts of climate change on society. Jina describes the "fundamental tradeoff" in environmental economics: How much environmental damage can we afford given the benefits that we get from causing those damages? Quantifying what those damages are, as locally and empirically-calibrated as possible, is the Lab's mission, Jina explains. Ultimately, policymakers should be able to trace back the Social Cost of Carbon to each individual loss that's being experienced in the economy using these estimates.