Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture 2019
Why is the Economics of Climate Change so Difficult and Controversial?
The 2019 Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture features Martin Weitzman. Chari Varadarajan, the Paul Frenzel Land Grant Professor of Liberal Arts in the University of Minnesota Department of Economics and an advisor at the Federal Bank of Minneapolis, is the moderator.
Martin L. Weitzman is a Research Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He has been elected as a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His current research is focused on environmental economics, including climate change, the economics of catastrophes, cost-benefit analysis, long-run discounting, green accounting, biodiversity, and comparison of alternative instruments for controlling pollution.
The Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Economics and Environmental Policy was established through the generosity of the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family.