Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture 2019

November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm

Why is the Economics of Climate Change so Difficult and Controversial?

Thursday, November 19, 2019
5:00 pm Registration
5:30 pm Presentation
7:00 pm Reception
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301 19th Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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.

JON HELLER GOLDSTEIN devoted 35 years to public service as an economist working tirelessly to improve the environment and reduce poverty through investment in human capital. In 1964, Dr. Goldstein earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota and went on to play several key roles in the Social Security Administration, Department of the Interior, and on the Endangered Species Committee. Dr. Goldstein's distinguished career with the Department of the Interior, his seminal work on wetlands conservation, and numerous articles on the impact of federal programs on wetlands, will leave a lasting legacy on environmental policy.

The Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Economics and Environmental Policy was established through the generosity of the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family.