Economists, development experts, and world leaders have long warned that climate change is likely to hurt poor countries more than rich ones. Recovering from disasters like hurricanes or floods or drought is more challenging when resources are thin, and extra…
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.
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