The economics of climate change - why is it so difficult and controversial?

16 November 2011

NZIER, Motu and The Treasury invite you to attend a public lecture by Dr Martin L. Weitzman in Wellington or Auckland.

The economics of climate change - why is it so difficult and controversial? 

 
Economic analysis of what to do about climate change has sometimes been described as an economist’s nightmare. In this lecture, Dr Weitzman tries to explain why this particular application of cost-benefit analysis is more difficult than other, more ordinary, applications - and what it might mean. 
 
The audience should come away with an appreciation for why the economics of climate change is so controversial and why economics is unlikely to come up with crisp sharp answers about what exactly to do about it.
 
Martin Weitzman is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He is among the most influential economists in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc. His current research is focused on environmental economics, specifically climate change and the economics of catastrophes. 
 
 
Wellington: Tuesday 6 December, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Intercontinental Hotel, cnr Grey & Featherston St
 
Auckland: Friday 16 December, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Auckland City Library, Waitemata Room, Level 3
 

Register: Registrations closes 28 November. We invite you to register now to secure your place. Spaces are limited.

To attend one of the lectures you must register here. You will receive an email notification when your registration has been confirmed.

 

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