2008: The Economic Cost of Climate Change

18-19 December 2008

Masahiko Aoki (Stanford University), Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré), Jean-Pierre Dupuy (Stanford University), Olivier Godard (C.N.R.S.), Jean-Charles Hourcade (C.I.R.E.D.), Inge Kaul (Hertie School of Governance), Philippe Quirion (C.N.R.S.), Thomas Schelling (University of Maryland), Robert Solow ( M.I.T.), Nicholas Stern (London School of Economics), Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg), Martin Weitzman (Harvard University)


ECCC_CoverContributors: Michel Armatte, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Olivier Godard, Inge Kaul, Thomas Schelling, Robert Solow, Nicholas Stern, Thomas Sterner and Martin Weitzman

Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut
Edward Elgar 2009

This volume brings a remarkable variety of viewpoints on appropriate policy to meet the threats brought on by man-made climate change. Not only economic theory but broader political and methodological perspectives are brought to bear by an authoritative set of authors, in what is certainly a significant contribution to the debate.
– Kenneth J. Arrow, Stanford University

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Thursday, 18 December 2008

Morning Session
1. Economics and the Environment
Martin Weitzman (Harvard University)
Olivier Godard (CNRS)
Commentator: Philippe Quirion (CNRS)

Some Basic Economics of Extreme Climate Change, Martin Weitzman (Harvard University)

Economics in the Environmental Crisis: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?, Olivier Godard (CNRS)

Comments on Olivier Godard and Martin Weitzman’s presentations, Philippe Quirion (CNRS)

Afternoon Session
2. Scenarios and Models of Climate Change
Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)
Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg)
Commentator: Jean-Charles Hourcade (CIRED)

Building Scenarios: How Climate Change Became an Economic Question, Michel Armatte (INSEE)

In Defence of Sensible Economics, Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg)

Comments on Michel Armatte and Thomas Sterner’s presentations, Jean-Charles Hourcade (CIRED)

Comments, Questions and Answers

Friday, 19 December 2008

Morning Session
3. Certainties, Uncertainties and What They Imply about Action

Thomas Schelling (University of Maryland), keynote speaker
Commentators: Masahiko Aoki (Stanford University) and Jean-Pierre Dupuy (Stanford University)

Comments on Thomas Schelling’s presentation, Masahiko Aoki (Stanford University)

Comments on Thomas Schelling’s presentation, Jean-Pierre Dupuy (Stanford University)

Afternoon Session
4. Round Table chaired by Robert Solow (MIT): Where Do We Stand and Where Do We Go from Here?

Inge Kaul (Hertie School of Governance)
Thomas Schelling (University of Maryland)
Nicholas Stern (London School of Economics)
Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg)
Martin Weitzman (Harvard University)

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